A Clark County man in his 60s is the first person known in the state to have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
The man was hospitalized and had underlying medical conditions, a spokeswoman said in a news release.
“This loss of life is a tragedy, and we want to express our condolences to the family,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer of the Southern Nevada Health District. “We must continue to emphasize how important it is to protect those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of the virus and urge our community to support the public health measures and recommendations that are in place.”
The health district says 35 people have tested positive for the disease in Clark County, including the deceased man. Washoe County has reported nine cases.
No information is available on the additional reported cases.