LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting 387 COVID-19-related deaths statewide as of Friday afternoon, along with 146 new cases.
The number of tests conducted in Nevada in the last 24 hours increased by more than 6,200 after seeing a large jump Tuesday of about 6,500 tests.
The DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, reported 6,283 more tests were conducted in the past 24 hours as testing continues to ramp up across the state.
Nevada exceeded 7,400 total cases Friday morning after growing by another 146, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 7,401.
Clark County saw a rise of 2 more COVID-19-related deaths, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) daily report.
SNHD reports a total of 322 deaths and 5,815 cases, according to the SNHD’s Thursday’s report.
More than 500 confirmed cases have been reported in Clark County in the last week.
The number of people that have recovered from COVID-19 in Clark County was reported at 4,376 (76.3%) Most of the cases are in the age group of 25 to 49 years old.
The state saw its largest jump of tests performed this weekend after it increased by 8,500 from Friday to Saturday, according to DHHS.
As of Friday, more than 117,000 tests have been conducted in Nevada.
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.
*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard is updated every morning for the previous day.
The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 13.8 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 majority of Nevada’s coronavirus cases are in Clark County.
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 Wednesday, May 20:
Las Vegas: 4,241 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 693 positive tests
Henderson: 539 positive tests
Boulder City: 31 positive tests
Mesquite: 17 positive tests
Pahrump: 46 positive tests
CASES AROUND NEVADA
SEE ALSO: Thursday’s reports
WASHOE COUNTY — Health officials reported 40 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Friday. The county now has seen 1,356 positive tests, including 48 deaths. Officials said 58 people are currently hospitalized, and 764 people have recovered.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY — A man in his 30s has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Friday. The man is a close contact of someone who previously tested positive, and he is self-isolating at home. The county now has 78 positive tests, including four deaths.
Only three counties have yet to report a positive test: Esmeralda, Eureka and Pershing.
Seven counties — Clark, Nye, Washoe, Humboldt, Elko, Churchill and Carson City — have reported deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Nevada.