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Posted on: May 18, 2020

First COVID-19 fatality of County resident confirmed

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PAHRUMP, May 18, 2020 – Nye County received confirmation Monday afternoon from the state regarding a COVID-19 positive patient fatality. The fatality is a Pahrump resident who contracted the virus outside the County and passed away outside the County. This is the first reported death of a Nye County resident from COVID-19.

Nye County has had a total of 56 COVID-19 cases confirmed, with 33 recoveries and more than 1,530 tests administered to date.

The Nye County is following the State’s Phase I reopening guidelines, "Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada." This includes social distancing of 6-feet or more in public, face coverings, and groups of less than 10.

The County is also continuing an aggressive COVID-19 testing schedule with more Drive-up Testing in Pahrump the next two weekends, and appointment testing available in Tonopah.

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