The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that the state has set a new record for coronavirus cases, with the biggest one-day increase in new cases totaling 1,447.
Nevada just announced its biggest one-day increase in new COVID cases: 1,447.— Michael Scott Davidson (@DavidsonLVRJ) July 16, 2020
Story coming on @reviewjournal
That sobering news came hours after a study was released on the 32 NFL markets and how it relates to rising coronavirus cases. Las Vegas, where the Raiders are set to begin play this season, is ranked sixth on the list in terms of rising cases.
The NFLPA has released a heat map of COVID-19 in all 32 NFL markets. pic.twitter.com/K6uM0FGxBr— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) July 16, 2020
These worrisome numbers could have a direct effect on the Raiders. Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that the NFLPA is concerned about teams located in coronavirus “hot spots” in terms of starting training camp on time. With the new data, Las Vegas has to be considered as a hot spot for the virus.
The league hopes all teams will start training camp July 28, which is less than two weeks away. The Raiders are set to hold training camp at their new facility in Henderson, Nevada. However, with the rising cases in Nevada, it is very possible there could be a delay to the start of camp.