NEW: 3 new COVID-19 related deaths in Clark County, more than 6K tests conducted statewide in past 24 hours

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County added 3 new COVID-19 related deaths to its total from Monday, and had an increase of 126 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 6,845 confirmed cases and 346 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily.

Statewide, COVID-19 related deaths changed Tuesday after the state updated its data. The dashboard is reporting one less death from what was reported Monday. Currently, the total number of deaths in Nevada stands at 420, instead of 421.

Nevada reached 8,830 confirmed cases Tuesday morning after increasing by 142 cases overnight.

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

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According to SNHD, 591 positive cases were reported in the county over the past seven days.

Nevada saw its largest jump in the number of COVID-19 tests conducted Monday, May 25, and reported 9,325 tests Tuesday, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, reported 6,219 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.

As of Tuesday, a total of 176,032 tests have been conducted in the state.

Because the data shows that the state is performing well and mitigating the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Sisolak announced Tuesday that Nevada can move into Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, May 29.

Nevada’s health experts say as more testing sites open and more COVID-19 tests are conducted, the state will indeed see a rise in cases.

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The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 14.9 people have died for every 100,000 people in Clark County.

That statistic has become an important measure of the severity of outbreaks around the country. A report on Monday indicated the rate for Nevada overall is 10.0. The worst in the nation is New York, at 137.5.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continue to increase. There is a total of 5,390 recovered cases; that’s 78.7% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

A total of 1,582 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began, with an increase of 17 in the last 24 hours.

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

Around the Las Vegas valley:

Totals through Monday, June 1:
Las Vegas: 5,010 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 845 positive tests
Henderson: 634 positive tests
Boulder City: 35 positive tests
Mesquite: 19 positive tests
Pahrump: 51 positive tests

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NYE COUNTY — Four new positive tests in Pahrump were reported Tuesday morning, bringing Nye County’s total to 65 COVID-19 cases. The bulk of the positive tests — 51 — have occurred in Pahrump. Eight positive tests have come from Amargosa Valley, four in Tonopah and one in Beatty. About 1,700 tests have been performed in the county and 39 people have recovered.

WASHOE COUNTY — Health officials reported 21 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The county now has a total of 1,606 cases and 61 deaths. Officials say 57 people are currently hospitalized and 982 people have recovered.

ELKO COUNTY — One new positive test was reported Tuesday. A total of 25 COVID-19 cases and a single death have been reported in the county since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 1,600 tests have been performed.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY — One new positive test for COVID-19 was reported, bringing the county to 78 total cases, along with four deaths. Officials say 19 people have recovered, and 806 people have been tested.

CHURCHILL COUNTY — Health officials report one new active case of COVID-19, for a total of 8 positive tests in the county. One of those persons died. Officials say 565 tests have been performed.

LYON COUNTY — One new positive test for COVID-19 involving a woman in her 70s was reported late Tuesday. The county now has a total of 66 cases, along with a single death. No one is currently hospitalized, and 48 people have recovered.

Only three counties have yet to report a positive test: Esmeralda, Eureka and Pershing.

Eight counties — Clark, Nye, Washoe, Humboldt, Elko, Churchill, Lyon and Carson City — have reported deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Nevada.

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