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Health officials said Wednesday the number of deaths in Nevada from the new coronavirus have reached at least 71. That’s an increase of 13 from Tuesday.

The state Department of Health and Human Services reported that of the nearly 20,000 people who’ve been tested, more than 2,200 proved positive for the COVID-19 respiratory disease.

The Southern Nevada Health District reports that 54 of the deaths tallied statewide have been in the Las Vegas area.