Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

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Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

A man walks in front of the Circus Circus hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
People cross Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. Because of reduced visitation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wynn Resorts property Encore is closed during part of the week but open on weekends, with unused convention space repurposed as a coronavirus vaccination center operated by a public hospital.
A gondolier steers his boat beneath a quiet pedestrian walkway at the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
A woman roller skates along the Strip in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
A woman sits on a curb along the Strip in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. Visitor numbers in Las Vegas were down by more than half in 2020 compared to 2019, according to data compiled by tourism, airport and gambling regulators.

Viral Vegas: Deaths jump, tourism slumps amid long pandemic

A man walks in front of the Circus Circus hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
People cross Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. Because of reduced visitation due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wynn Resorts property Encore is closed during part of the week but open on weekends, with unused convention space repurposed as a coronavirus vaccination center operated by a public hospital.
A gondolier steers his boat beneath a quiet pedestrian walkway at the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 4, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
A woman roller skates along the Strip in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. The toll of the coronavirus is reshaping Las Vegas almost a year after the pandemic took hold. The tourist destination known for bright lights, big crowds, indulgent meals and headline shows is a much quieter place these days.
A woman sits on a curb along the Strip in Las Vegas, Feb. 10, 2021. Visitor numbers in Las Vegas were down by more than half in 2020 compared to 2019, according to data compiled by tourism, airport and gambling regulators.
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