NEW: 3 new COVID-19 related deaths in Clark County, nearly 10K tests conducted statewide over the weekend

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County added 3 new COVID-19 related deaths to its total over the weekend, and had an increase of 62 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 6,719 confirmed cases and 343 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily.

Statewide, COVID-19 deaths increased to 421 on Sunday, up four from Saturday’s report.

Nevada reached 8,688 confirmed cases Saturday morning after increasing by 95 cases overnight.

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

According to SNHD, 505 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 4,799 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.

As of Monday, a total of 169,813 tests have been conducted in the state. Nearly 10,000 tests combined were performed Saturday and Sunday.

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.

The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 14.7 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 5,299 recovered cases; that’s 78.9% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

A total of 1,565 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began, with no increase 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 Sunday, May 31:
Las Vegas: 4,917 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 828 positive tests
Henderson: 630 positive tests
Boulder City: 35 positive tests
Mesquite: 19 positive tests
Pahrump: 49 positive tests

More coverage:
Timeline, graphics
and several maps

SEE ALSO: Sunday’s reports

WASHOE COUNTY — Health officials reported one new death on Monday, bringing the county’s total to 61. Another eight people have tested positive for COVID-19, and the total cases now stand at 1,585. Also, 58 people are currently hospitalized and 975 people have recovered.

LYON COUNTY — Three men — two in their 20s and one in his 40s — have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials reported Monday evening. The new cases bring the county’s total to 65. One death has been reported in the county, and 2 people are currently hospitalized. Officials say 48 people have recovered.

CARSON CITY — A woman in her 30s became the area’s 99th person to test positive, health officials reported Monday. The area has reported four deaths and 70 recoveries. No one is currently hospitalized.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY — The county’s dashboard is reporting 77 cases after the state determined one of the county’s positive tests resides elsewhere.

NYE COUNTY — The number of positive tests in Pahrump was reduced by one to 47, and the county is now at 60 positive tests for COVID-19, along with one positive test for antibodies.

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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