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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: A social distancing reminder sign is held as models dressed as Julius Caesar and Cleopatra pose for photos at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip as the property opens 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. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Nevada is reaching somber coronavirus milestones, topping 58,000 confirmed cases since the pandemic began and approaching 1,000 deaths.  State coronavirus response chief Caleb Cage called the marks a reminder of the importance of mitigation measures. He pointed to masks and face coverings, reduced person-to-person contact, 50% occupancy limits and hand-washing advisories. Washoe County’s health district officer in Reno also warned Wednesday against complacency in the face of recent reductions in the spread of the virus. The Southern Nevada Health District reported the Las Vegas area has passed 50,000 confirmed cases and 842 deaths. That’s close to 85% of the state’s fatalities.