Nevada adds 855 new COVID-19 cases as positivity rate increases

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Nevada connected Tuesday reported 855 caller coronavirus cases and 1 further decease implicit the preceding day, arsenic the state’s trial positivity complaint climbed backmost into treble digits for the archetypal clip successful astir 5 months.

Updated figures posted by the Department of Health and Human Services connected the state’s coronavirus website brought totals successful Nevada to 340,600 cases and 5,731 deaths.

The caller cases remained higher than the 14-day moving mean of regular reported cases, which accrued somewhat to 468 connected Tuesday, authorities information shows. The two-week moving mean of caller cases has been climbing since it reached a debased of 132 connected June 5, matching a caller emergence successful 2 of the the state’s different large illness metrics — trial positivity complaint and hospitalizations.

Data guide: COVID-19’s interaction connected Nevada

The state’s two-week trial positivity rate, which fundamentally tracks the percent of radical tested for COVID-19 who are recovered to beryllium infected, accrued by 0.5 percent points connected Tuesday, reaching 10 percent.

It was the archetypal clip since mid-February that the state’s trial positivity complaint was astatine oregon supra 10 percent, according to authorities data. The metric has been rising steadily successful caller weeks since bottoming retired astatine 3.3 percent connected June 9.

There were 757 radical successful Nevada hospitalized with confirmed oregon suspected COVID-19 cases arsenic of Tuesday’s report, which is 67 much than the time prior. It was the highest fig of radical hospitalized successful Nevada since determination were 773 reported connected Feb. 16, according to the data.

Only deaths from COVID-19 person remained level successful caller weeks.

The lone fatality reported Tuesday was beneath the moving two-week mean of 2 deaths per day, the information shows.

State and region wellness agencies besides often redistribute the regular information aft it is reported to amended bespeak the day of decease oregon a trial oregon onset of symptoms, which is wherefore the moving-average inclination lines often disagree from regular reports and are considered amended indicators of the absorption of the outbreak.

In Clark County, determination were 762 caller coronavirus cases reported connected Tuesday, according to information from the Southern Nevada Health District. The lone decease recorded successful the authorities connected Tuesday occurred successful the county.

Cumulative totals for Clark County roseate to 266,224 cases and 4,539 deaths since the commencement of the pandemic.

The county’s two-week positivity complaint climbed by 0.6 percent points, reaching 11.3 percent, according to authorities data.

Contact Katelyn Newberg astatine knewberg@reviewjournal.com oregon 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg connected Twitter.

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