Nevada health officials are reporting the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases is now past 8,600. The state Department of Health and Human Services updated their testing data Monday with a new total of 8,688 positive coronavirus cases. The number of known deaths is now up to 421. Gov. Steve Sisolak last week eased closure orders enacted to prevent groups of people from gathering and possibly spreading communicable COVID-19. He said gambling can resume Thursday under strict rules and oversight of gambling regulators. Casino companies have begun calling back some of their hundreds of thousands of furloughed employees.