NEW: COVID-19 test positivity rate continues to drop as Nevada reports 500+ cases over Memorial Day weekend


Below is the full COVID-19 report from Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate continued to decline through Memorial Day weekend as the state reported more than 500 new cases and four additional deaths.


Nevada reported 514 new COVID-19 cases, most from Clark County (448), over the long weekend. The state’s total cases are now at 324,262. Clark County has a total of 251,460. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.

Nevada reported four additional COVID-19-related deaths in the past three days, all from Clark County. Nevada’s most populous county now accounts for 4,410 of the state’s 5,590 deaths. The 14-day rolling average is two deaths per day.

The test positivity rate dropped to 3.8% on Monday, continuing to hit record lows as it decreases day by day, data shows.

It fell below 5.0%, the World Health Organization’s goal, on May 17.

As of Monday, a total of 3,386,532 tests have been conducted in Nevada, with an increase of 14,344 over the holiday weekend.

You can find this data under the “Current Status — Confirmed Cases” tab of the DHHS dashboard

*NOTE: Daily lab data from DHHS and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.


March 12 marked the first time in more than six months that no counties were flagged in the tracker. A county is flagged for elevated disease transmission if it meets two or three of the above criteria. In today’s report, Douglas, Elko, Eureka and Lincoln counties were flagged.

Clark County cleared all state COVID-19 standards on Wednesday, May 27, when the case rate fell below 200 per 100,000 population over the past 30 days.

The case rate now stands at 166 per 100,000 over the past 30 days. Testing (189 tests per day per 100,000) and the test positivity rate (3.8%) are within state acceptable ranges.


The “vaccinations” tab on the DHHS dashboard provides updated immunization numbers every weekday. Click HERE to see the dashboard. Be sure to click the “vaccinations” tab under the “Current Status” top tab.

The state’s health department reports 2,261,693 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of May 31. Of Nevada’s total doses, 1,761,934 have been administered in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s daily dashboard update.

The health department reports nearly 40% of Nevadans currently eligible are fully vaccinated, and more than 48% of the people eligible have initiated vaccinations. Clark County reports more than 38% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated, edging closer to their goal of 60%.

To see a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites and pop-up clinics, click HERE.


NOTE: The state is not updating hospitalization data, including the number of patients in ICU units or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the number of hospitalized patients in Nevada was DOWN over the holiday weekend. 

The current number of hospitalizations is 212 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitalization metrics are near the bottom of the scale, and the state has not witnessed any significant increases since the counties lightened social distancing protocols on May 1, the Nevada Hospital Association notes.

To give some perspective, the state set a record high for hospitalized patients on Dec. 13 with 2,025 cases.

You can find this data under the “Current Status — Hospitalizations” tab of the DHHS dashboard


The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to increase. The latest county update estimates a total of 241,272 recovered cases; that’s 95.9% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

The health district provides a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.

Nevada reopened to 100% capacity on June 1 and social distancing guidelines lifted, helping the state return to mostly pre-pandemic times, with some exceptions.

Fully-vaccinated Nevadans no longer have to wear masks. However, masks still must be worn when required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local businesses and workplace guidance.

SEE ALSO: Previous day’s report

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