RENO, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in recognition of another somber coronavirus milestone.
State officials Thursday confirmed Nevada's 5,000th COVID-19 death since the pandemic began a year ago.
But the news came as officials continued to report significant improvement in slowing the spread of the disease statewide.
Sisolak says the state remains on track to allow local governments to begin taking control of setting capacity limits and other COVID-19 controls in May. At 6.9%, Nevada's positivity test rate for the virus is the lowest it has been since October.
The 14-day average for new cases is at its lowest level since last June.