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Official: Virus Affecting Mental Health Of Students, Staff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara says isolation and stress produced by the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a toll on the mental health of students and staff.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Jara said in his annual State of the Schools address Friday that student suicides reached a "nearly unthinkable" level of 20 since schools were closed in March.

Jara cited steps taken by the district included having the district police department conduct home wellness checks and using software that alerts schools to self-harm language in students' posts and searches.

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Nevada on Saturday reported 1,070 additional known COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths.