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Gov. Steve Sisolak issues statement on Nevada surpassing 1K COVID-19 deaths

Posted at 10:45 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 15:20:34-04

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a statement on Thursday after the statewide COVID-19 death toll surpassed 1,000.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reports 1,030 total deaths across the state, 34 more than yesterday's report. For the latest numbers from state and county officials click here.

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Read the full statement from the governor below:

Today, it is with great sadness that we must recognize that Nevada’s COVID death toll has reached 1,000.

The grief felt by the deaths of each of these Nevadans that has succumbed to this virus has been devastating to so many across our State, and the First Lady and I extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who have been lost. Myself and the entire administration will continue doing everything we can to fight against this virus with the goals of mitigating the spread and preventing more loss.

These deaths are a sobering reminder that we must remain vigilant and do all that we can to slow the spread while we’re in the throes of this horrific pandemic. At this time, I implore all Nevadans to do your part. Wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and above all, take seriously our personal responsibility to help slow the spread and protect those around us.

A video of the Governor's remarks can be found on his YouTube page here.