Nov 13, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tests positive for coronavirus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaking in March 2020.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaking in March 2020. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) announced on Twitter Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 but is not currently experiencing symptoms associated with the virus.

Why it matters: Sisolak's diagnosis comes as Nevada experiences record new case numbers and makes him the fifth governor to contract the virus so far this year, according to AP.

What they're saying: "With this case, I want to underscore the importance of Nevadans to stay at home as much as they possibly can at this time," Sisolak tweeted Friday.

  • "There were more than 1,800 new cases identified in Nevada yesterday and cases are growing at a rate of 1.3 percent or 1,402 new cases per day."

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