Nevada Village. Steve Sisolak said on Friday that he had tested positive for Kovid-19.
The Democratic governor said he was speedily tested in Carson City as part of a routine protocol.
A PCR test, which stands for polymerase chain reaction, was conducted and the governor is awaiting those results, he said. According to the Food and Drug Administration and Prevention, antigen tests can be very fast, while PCR tests take longer, but are considered highly accurate.
The governor said that he is staying at home. His office said he was not experiencing Kovid-19 symptoms, but had reported feeling exhausted earlier this week – something he attributed to his schedule.
Nevada, like the United States, is seeing an increase in Kovid-19 cases. “Nevada now needs to accept and understand this reality and change behavior immediately,” the governor said Tuesday.
He said all residents should work in a “‘Stay at Home 2.0’ ‘mentality similar to the measure from the spring, which includes staying home as much as possible and avoiding ceremonies regardless of size.
He said he was asking Nevadas to do his part voluntarily, but in two weeks, he could take what he described as strong action.
According to the state, there are more than 116,700 Kovid-19 cases and more than 1,800 deaths confirmed in Nevada.
Nationwide, the US is breaking daily records for newly reported cases – most recently on Thursday, when 161,651 cases were reported, according to the NBC News Count.
Nationwide, there are 10.7 million Kovid-19 cases with more than 245,000 deaths, according to NBC News.