- The biggest wave of COVID-19 cases was between June 11 and June 28, when 31 visitors tested positive for the virus in Nevada
- last week Governor Sisolak imposed a new restriction on bars and restaurants to contain the spread of the virus.
- The virus seems to be spreading yet social distancing and wearing a mask can still help protect from contracting the virus.
- The widespread is crucial or Las Vegas risks shutting down again crippling the economy further.
- The total number of reported cases in Nevada so far is close to 32,000, including 626 deaths.
Around 123 visitors to Nevada have tested positive for COVID-19 while staying in the state.
The number of COVIID-19 cases is increasing significantly ever since casinos and other businesses were allowed to reopen.
Just last week governor Sisolak imposed a new restriction on bars and restaurants to contain the spread of the virus.
“The week the casinos opened, 16 visitors tested positive in the state. The biggest wave of cases was between June 11 and June 28, when 31 visitors tested positive for the virus in the state,” The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
13 of those who tested positive were visiting from Arizona, while others were visiting from California, Florida, Texas, Utah, Illinois, and Tennessee.
It is worth mentioning that the total number of reported cases in Nevada is close to 32,000, including 626 deaths.
Medics believe that the actual number of infected persons is hard to pin-point as it requires mass testing.
Social distancing and wearing a mask
While the virus seems to be spreading social distancing and wearing a mask can still help protect from contracting the virus.
Wearing a mask is currently mandatory as per the Governor’s order and combined with social distancing that will help curb the further spread.
For a state that heavily relies on tourism with nearly 40% of its budget coming from the sector, containing the widespread is crucial. Else, Las Vegas risks shutting down again crippling the economy further.
“Travel is of incredible importance to our nation — and to our state. In fact, tourism business supports one in nine American jobs, including over 463,000 in our state,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow
The state is progressively implementing measures to help locals visitors feel safe in Sin City.
However, the mask rule has been exempted from the kids and persons with breathing issues.
Business as usual
The casinos’ shutdown paralyzed the economy with high unemployment rates in history recorded. More than 25% of the workforce in Nevada is tied to gaming. This is why their business is crucial and no one would want the casinos facing closure again.
The mask mandate is only a remedy to reduce transmission and not a solution. One disease model pointed out that wearing of masks over the next three months would see about 33,00 American lives saved.