Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga, usually the next big thing for 3-year-olds after the Triple Crown, this year lands smack dab in the middle of the series.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.
Figures posted by the Department of Health and Human Service Thursday showed 729 new cases of COVID-19 were reported over the preceding day along with 10 additional deaths.
Nevada recorded 649 new cases of COVID-19 over the preceding day — the lowest single-day increase in nearly a month — but the state death toll jumped by 28.
New cases posted by the Department of Health and Human Services pushed the case total for the state to 52,179 and the fatalities increased the death toll to 862.
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Nevada recorded 1,018 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 more deaths over the preceding day as the death toll in the state surged past 800, according to data posted Thursday.
Nevada recorded 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths over the preceding day, according to state data posted Tuesday.
New cases were below the daily average of just over 1,011 over the preceding week, while fatalities were below the daily average of more than 12 over the period.
Nevada recorded 966 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths as total cases surpassed 40,000, according to data posted Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Both the county and state recorded more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the fifth time in a week, according to data posted Thursday.
Several tracks this week imposed new policies prohibiting jockeys from riding at other racetracks as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Clark County announced 1,315 new cases and the state added 1,447 cases, the largest one day gains reported by both agencies.