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COVID-19 at Las Vegas resorts: Where have possible exposures happened

September 19, 2020

Disease investigators have released a list of places where possible COVID-19 exposures have happened in Southern Nevada, and dozens of popular hotel-casinos have been named.

Here are the Las Vegas resorts mentioned in the report and the exposures that may have happened there over a 30-day period analyzed in August:

  • Cosmopolitan: 304
  • Bellagio: 153
  • MGM Grand Hotel: 133
  • The Venetian: 89
  • Caesars Palace: 86
  • Aria: 72
  • Mandalay Bay: 67
  • Wynn Las Vegas: 65
  • Paris Hotel: 53
  • New York‐New York: 51
  • The D Casino and Hotel: 45
  • Flamingo Hotel: 41
  • The Orleans Hotel & Casino: 36
  • Harrahs Las Vegas: 36
  • Luxor: 36
  • Excalibur: 34
  • Circus Circus: 30
  • Golden Nugget: 28
  • Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: 24
  • Boulder Station Hotel & Casino: 22
  • The LINQ: 20
  • South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: 20
  • The Signature at MGM Grand: 19
  • Harrahs Laughlin: 19
  • Tuscany Suites & Casino: 18
  • Golden Gate Hotel & Casino: 16
  • Treasure Island: 13
  • El Cortez Hotel & Casino: 12
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino: 12
  • Bally’s: 12

Read the full list here

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services provided the data to the RGJ and clarified that the number of exposures represents only a portion of people who tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Every case is contacted, but individuals do have the option to not participate in the interview and the data on location is self-reported by the cases,” DHHS spokeswoman Shannon Litz said in an email.

The Southern Nevada Health District released a statement Friday saying the information provided in the state’s report does not identify locations where cases were determined to be exposed or COVID-19 clusters.

“Places with a higher amount of foot traffic or more employees may be reported as possible exposure locations more often,” the health district said.

Hotels listed most in contact tracing interviews

Investigators also separated the data according to “place type.” Hotels and motels ranked as the top possible exposure sites.

Here’s how the data broke down: 

  • Hotel/Motel: 1,581
  • Other: 1,361
  • Food Establishment: 714
  • Clinic/Doctor’s Office: 409
  • Long-term Care Facility: 234
  • Hospital/ICP: 232
  • Group Living Environment: 187
  • Correctional Facility: 83

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/09/18/report-las-vegas-cosmopolitan-bellagio-top-two-sites-potential-covid-19-exposure/5830134002/

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