Officials: Nevada Death Toll From Virus Hits At Least 267
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials are reporting nearly 5,600 COVID-19 cases in the state and at least 267 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, health officials urged residents to avoid celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday with people outside their own household. Officials fear gatherings will cause another spike in COVID-19 cases such as one they believe resulted from gatherings to celebrate Easter last month.
\Washoe County Health District Officer Kevin Dick urged residents to be especially vigilant in practicing social distancing and to forgo family gatherings and traditional celebrations of the holiday.