LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The state of Nevada exceeded 6,000 COVID-19 cases Saturday morning, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
DHHS reported 144 new cases on Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 6,028.
The number of deaths increased by five in the state, with 306 COVID-19 related deaths reported Saturday afternoon.
More testing sites are opening across the state this week, allowing for more tests to be performed. DHHS reports that more than 2,800 tests have been conducted in Nevada in the last 24 hours.
More than 68,000 tests have been conducted throughout the state and more than 50,000 people have tested negative for the virus.
On Saturday afternoon, Clark County reported 3 new deaths related to COVID-19 and 88 new positive cases, according to the health district website that tracks and releases numbers daily.
The county now has a total of 256 deaths and 4,704 cases, according to the SNHD’s daily report.
The majority of 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.
The number of those recovered also continues to rise. SNHD reports that 3,936 people have recovered from the virus. That is 83.67% of all cases reported in Clark County.
Around the Las Vegas valley:
These totals were reported on Friday, May 8:
Las Vegas: 3,371 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 555 positive tests
Henderson: 435 positive tests
Boulder City: 27 positive tests
Mesquite: 12 positive tests
Pahrump: 36 positive tests
CASES AROUND NEVADA
SEE ALSO: Friday’s reports
WASHOE COUNTY — With only 12 new positive tests reported on Saturday, the county now has a total of 1,077 COVID-19 cases. There were 16 recoveries reported, for a total of 482 recoveries. Officials noted that 42 people are currently hospitalized.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY — Four new cases were reported, bringing the county’s total for positive tests to 65. The new cases include a female in her teens who is a close contact of a previously reported case. The other three are men — one in his 40s, one in his 50s and one in his 60s. All are self-isolating at home. Officials say 12 people have recovered.
Six counties — Clark, Washoe, Humboldt, Elko, Churchill and Carson City — have reported deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Nevada.