ELKO – Nevada topped 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, a day after Elko County reported its third death.
The state reported 34 additional deaths, bringing the total to 1,030. Just over 600 new cases of coronavirus were reported, for a total of 58,650.
The nationwide death toll is more than 167,000.
Elko County reported its third COVID-19 death on Wednesday.
The patient was a West Wendover resident in his 50s with underlying health conditions who was hospitalized.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the patient’s family, friends and the West Wendover community,” stated the notice from the county.
Eleven new cases of coronavirus were reported Wednesday, along with six recoveries. One active case remains hospitalized.
“In effort to slow the spread of the virus, we continue to encourage individuals to practice social distancing, not socialize in big groups, wear a mask, and practice general hygiene and cleanliness,” stated the county.
Of the new cases reported Wednesday, five were in the city of Elko, three in Spring Creek, two in West Wendover and one in Carlin.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 577, with 87 of those currently active.