LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting 373 COVID-19-related deaths statewide as of Tuesday evening. This is up eight deaths from this morning.
The state exceeded 7,000 cases Tuesday morning as the number of tests conducted in the last 24 hours increased by more than 6,500.
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, reported 6,609 more tests were conducted Monday as testing continues to ramp up across the state.
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 Tuesday, nearly 104,000 tests have been conducted and more than 80,000 tests for the virus have come back negative 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.
Clark County reported eight new COVID-19 related deaths Tuesday morning, and the number of cases increased by 73 in the last 24 hours.
The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is reporting a total of 304 deaths and 5,536 cases, according to the SNHD’s daily report.
More than 500 confirmed cases have been reported in Clark County in the last week.
The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 13 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 that have recovered from COVID-19 in Clark County was reported at 4,178 (75.5%) Tuesday, much lower than previously reported — possibly because of a change in how that number is calculated. The county revised the way it is reporting many of the statistics and a new dashboard is in the works.
Monday’s report shows 23 additional hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,460 people have been hospitalized in Clark County since the pandemic began, according to SNHD.
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:
These totals were reported on Monday, May 18:
Las Vegas: 3,993 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 659 positive tests
Henderson: 515 positive tests
Boulder City: 31 positive tests
Mesquite: 14 positive tests
Pahrump: 43 positive tests
CASES AROUND NEVADA
SEE ALSO: Monday’s reports
WASHOE COUNTY — Officials reported 29 new positive tests, bringing the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,295. The county has had 48 deaths since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 55 patients are hospitalized, and 558 people have recovered, according to health officials.
CARSON CITY — Four new COVID-19 positive tests were reported late Tuesday. Officials said the tests involved three men — one in his 20s, one in his 40s and one in his 50s — and one woman, who is in her 50s. Carson City now has 75 total positive tests, and three deaths. Health officials announced the third death, a man in his 80s, on Monday.
LYON COUNTY — A woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said late Tuesday. Lyon County now has a total of 49 cases, and four people are currently in the hospital.
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.