Governor Sisolak Releases Statement on First Death Related to COVID-19 in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV - March 16, 2020

Today, Governor Steve Sisolak released the following statement on the first death related to COVID-19 in Nevada:

“I was absolutely heartbroken to learn of our State’s first death related to COVID-19, a day that we knew would happen, but it doesn’t make that reality any less painful or difficult to face. Kathy and I, along with our fellow Nevadans, send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this individual.”

“I also want to reiterate that our health care workers and facilities are running on all cylinders to make sure that our patients are receiving the very best care. That is why we are encouraging all Nevadans to take proactive, precautionary measures against this virus. Please practice social distancing, avoid people who are sick, wash your hands often, and seek medical care if you do become ill. We are all in this together, and we will do everything we can as Nevadans to protect ourselves and to protect each other.”



Ryan McInerney
Communications Director