LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: Jay McAvoy (R) of Colorado cheers as an employee takes his temperature as he arrives at Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip just after the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening today as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. MGM Resorts International reopened Bellagio, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Signature today. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Nevada saw a big drop in its daily reported deaths due to the coronavirus Saturday after recording the largest number since the outbreak began. The five additional deaths brings the state’s total to 835. The state Department of Health and Human Services had reported 29 deaths on Friday. The number of confirmed infections went up by 986 on Saturday to 49,074. The average number of new cases daily over the past two seeks has remained fairly constant. The state health agency says hospitalizations were down slightly Saturday from a day earlier. The governor is expected to release a long-term reopening strategy in the coming days.