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Southern Nevada Health District recommends 50-person limit on gatherings

Posted at 10:01 AM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 01:42:03-05

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada's COVID-19 task force met with county leaders on Tuesday for its weekly update from local officials across the state.

During the meeting, Southern Nevada Health District Senior Public Health Preparedness Planner Misty Robinson recommended Clark County bring back a restriction on gatherings to 50 people or less.

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The last update on large events from SNHD came on Nov. 6, when the district recommended no events larger than 1,000 people. At that time, the 7-day average number of new cases in Clark County was 569.

By Thursday, the 7-day average had grown to 989.3, the health district reports, and the county surpassed 100,000 cases.

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Meanwhile, the state's health department reported a record-high number of 2,416 new cases across Nevada on Thursday.

Watch a replay of the meeting in full below. For the meeting agenda, click here.

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Just yesterday, Gov. Steve Sisolak said there has been "no significant downward trend" in cases the past week and state reported record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Sisolak said at the time that his office continues to look at the daily numbers and the trends, and Nevadans should hear from his office "very soon" on decisions for next steps.