UPDATE: 81 deaths statewide as Nevada changes reporting practices

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County reported 11 new deaths Wednesday morning, bringing the total of deaths in the county to 65. There are now 2,318 COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 81 COVID-19-related deaths reported statewide, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday evening asked all agencies and groups reporting to the state to change their reporting practices so that the state would have more current information. Nevadans should expect the dashboard to update more frequently as these reporting practices change.

As he spoke during a live broadcast, Sisolak said that an additional death would change the count on the Nevada DHHS dashboard from 80 to 81.

Nevada surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nevada increased by more than 100 in the past 24 hours.

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is now 2,318, up 129 from Tuesday’s total of 2,087.

To see the DHHS Dashboard, click here.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported 144 new cases Wednesday morning, bringing the total to 1,878 active COVID-19 cases in Southern Nevada.

The Southern Nevada Health District has reported 65 deaths. With three new deaths reported on Wednesday, Washoe County has had eight deaths. Elko County has one reported death.

The majority of the state’s COVID-19 cases and deaths are in Southern Nevada.

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CASES AROUND NEVADA

WASHOE COUNTY: The Washoe County Health District reported three deaths on Wednesday — a man in his 70s, a woman in her 80s, and a woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions. The county now has a total of 7 deaths related to COVID-19. A total of 326 cases — 17 new as of Wednesday — were reported. The county says 35 people have recovered, and 27 people are currently hospitalized.

CARSON CITY — A man in his 30s is Carson City’s 14th COVID-19 case. Officials report he is self-isolating at home and in stable condition while they look into possible close contacts.

DOUGLAS COUNTY — The county reports its ninth case — a woman in her 30s, who is self-isolating at home. Douglas County now has nine positive tests for COVID-19.

See Tuesday’s reports

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