Nevada governor to unveil 'roadmap to recovery' plan Thursday

by Administrator

Gov. Steve Sisolak said he will be unveiling a plan Thursday detailing Nevada’s recovery, a step that’s been anticipated as other states begin reopening their economies.

The governor made the announcement via Twitter, saying his staff is finalizing a plan dubbed “Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery.” While not divulging details, Sisolak said there will be “many more” announcements between now and then.

“I am able to make announcements this week because so many of you have stayed home for Nevada and helped flatten the curve against #COVID19,” he tweeted. “I am so proud and grateful to all those who have helped prepare our state for this Roadmap to Recovery.”

His directive closing all schools and nonessential businesses runs through Friday. Sisolak announced Monday that Nevada had joined a Western States compact that will involve the sharing of ideas and best practices as the states gradually reopen after the coronavirus closures.

Meanwhile, County health officials reported 4,807 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, up 90 cases from what the counties had announced Monday. The number of people who have died remained the same at 219.

Southern Nevada Health District officials reported 12 more deaths Tuesday, bringing the Clark County total to 186. The number of coronavirus cases also jumped to 3,793, an increase of 76 from the prior day. County health officials announced that 2,414 people had recovered, or about 64 percent of confirmed cases.

Health officials in Washoe County reported no new deaths and 14 new cases Tuesday, raising the county’s total cases to 834. The county also reported 19 additional recoveries, raising the number of recoveries to 297 and dropping the number of active cases to 509. Of those active cases, 37 remain currently hospitalized.

Officials also reported 56 percent of hospital beds remain occupied as of Monday, while 45 percent of intensive care beds and 20 percent of ventilators remain in use.

The COVID-19 dashboard maintained by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services also showed that 40,119 people have been tested for the virus statewide, an increase of 1,306 since Monday

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