NEW: Nevada COVID-19 cases increase by nearly 200 in 24-hour period, 4 new deaths reported

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Across the state, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased by nearly 200 in the past 24 hours, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Nevada’s total number of COVID-19 related deaths climbed by four.

There are now 437 deaths and 9,460 confirmed cases in Nevada.

Clark County is reporting one new COVID-19 related death in the past 24 hours, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s (SNHD) latest report.

SNHD is now reporting a total of 358 deaths and 7,331 confirmed cases, according to its dashboard that updates daily. The county’s total number of cases increased by 145 in the last day.

The DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, has been using their dashboard to report the number of COVID-19 tests and cases every morning, and deaths every afternoon.

Moving forward, the DHHS will now only update its data once a day, instead of twice a day. The data, including COVID-19 cases, tests and deaths, should be updated every morning.

*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, 709 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 reported Saturday that 5,851 tests were performed in the past 24 hours. A total of 196,976 tests have been conducted in Nevada.

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.

Click HERE to see the DHHS Dashboard.

The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 15.4 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 5,727 recovered cases; that’s 78.1% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

A total of 1,633 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began, with an increase of seven in the past 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: 5,173 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 876 positive tests
Henderson: 645 positive tests
Boulder City: 35 positive tests
Mesquite: 20 positive tests
Pahrump: 51 positive tests

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SEE ALSO: Friday’s reports

WASHOE COUNTY — Health officials reported 27 new positive tests for COVID-19 on Thursday. The county now has a total of 1,645 cases and 61 deaths. Currently, 61 people are hospitalized and 1,032 people have recovered.

MINERAL COUNTY — Two new positive tests reported on the Mt. Grant General Hospital website bring the county’s total to six total positive tests.

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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