Nevada reports 1,589 additional COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Nevada reports 1,589 additional COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Christopher DeVargas

Diane Vega, a respiratory therapist at UMC, prepares a COVID-19 testing kit at the new Cashman Center testing facility, Mon. Aug 3, 2020.

Nevada on Saturday reported 1,589 additional known COVID-19 cases and one additional death from the coronavirus outbreak as the statewide totals rose to 215,653 cases and 2,944 deaths since the pandemic began.

Clark County had 1,571 additional cases, increasing its total to 163,484 cases, and the state’s one additional death was in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas.

Nevada’s seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both rose in the past two weeks while the rolling average for positivity results in COVID-19 testing dropped, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and The COVID Tracking Project.

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The rolling average of daily new cases rose from 2,696.6 on Dec. 11 to 2,115.3 on Friday and the rolling average of daily deaths rose from 29.6 to 33.6 as the rolling average of testing positivity dropped from 19.2% to 15.1%.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

Nevada remains under statewide capacity restrictions for what health officials considered high-risk areas of transmission, including entertainment venues and bars to 25% capacity.

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