UPDATE: Nevada reports 26 COVID-19-related deaths

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reports 26 deaths and 1,113 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday night. The state shows that 11,794 people have now been tested.

Twenty-three of the deaths were reported in Southern Nevada and three in Washoe County.

The state is reporting that 7% of cases are in people 19 years old and under. The largest age group impacted (19%) is those between the ages of 30 – 39.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported Tuesday morning that 869 of the COVID-19 cases are in Clark County up from their previous report of 753.

Washoe County reported its first COVID-19 death on Sunday, and Monday, two more deaths were reported.

Before March 29, every COVID-19 death in Nevada had occurred in Clark County.

As the week ended, the number of cases had escalated quickly, with the bulk of positive tests coming through the Southern Nevada Health District in Clark County. The daily jump in positive tests had exceeded 100 three days in a row before Sunday. SNHD does not update information on Sundays.

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WASHOE COUNTY: The Washoe County Health District reported a third death Monday evening. The deceased was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions.

A woman in her 30s with underlying health problems died Monday. A man in his 40s died on Sunday, and officials are still investigating his medical history.

“We’re devastated to learn that a Washoe County resident has died due to COVID-19,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for Washoe County. “Our thoughts are with the family at this time.”

New cases reported Monday pushed Washoe County’s total to 121.

Elko County reported two new cases on Monday, bringing the total there to 5 cases. One of the cases involved a man in his 30s who had been in close contact with a person who tested positive. The other case involved a woman in her 50s who had not traveled recently.

White Pine County reported its first case on Sunday. County commissioners issued a press release indicating the Office of Public Health was “aggressively pursuing” all contacts with the county’s first COVID-19 case. The person who tested positive is not hospitalized at this time.

The Associated Press on Sunday reported the first known case in Humboldt County.

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