NEW: Nevada reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on an upward trend

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

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting more than 800 new COVID-19 cases as more than 9,000 tests were conducted statewide in the past 24 hours. This is the state’s seventh largest single-day increase of COVID-19 cases.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is reporting one new COVID-19-related deaths across the state.

There are now 27,683 confirmed cases and 593 deaths in Nevada.

The Nevada DHHS says it is important to note that there is often a delay in death reporting. Cumulative daily death counts are displayed by the date of death, rather than the date the death was reported to the state. The total count for statewide deaths on the first tab may not equal the sum of the cumulative daily death counts because of cases where exact date of death is unknown or pending report.

Nevada is continually setting new records for cases, hospitalizations, ICU patients and testing.

The state reported a record-breaking 1,004 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, July 9. Nevada also reported its highest number of patients in ICU units on the same day, with 248.

On Friday, the state saw its third largest single-day increase in cases with 930 reported.

As of Saturday, 239 patients are in ICU units across the state, this is down two from the previous day. There are 114 patients on ventilators.

The state has reported its five largest single-day increases for COVID-19 case in the past two to three weeks.

Top 5Number of COVID-19 casesDate reported
11,004July 9
2985July 2
3930July 10
4887June 24
5876July 6
You can find this data on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, page 4

Hospitalizations reached a record high on Wednesday with 935 cases, according to data released by the state. Thursday’s number is at 924 hospitalizations and Tuesday’s was 876. These are the highest hospitalizations numbers since April 8 when they reached a peak of 711.

As of Saturday, there are 895 confirmed/suspected hospitalizations, this is down 23 from Friday’s data of 918. Hospitalizations have increased by 147 in the last week.

Click HERE to see the SNHD dashboard, page 7

Nevada reported 9,374 tests performed on Saturday. This is the sixth highest number of tests conducted statewide in a single day. The busiest testing days occurred this past week with a single-day record number of 12,776 tests conducted on Tuesday.

Nevada’s cumulative test positivity rate has been in an upward trend for 24 of the past 25 days. It was down for one day on July 7 but back up on Wednesday. The positivity rate as of Saturday is at 8.0 percent.

Of Nevada’s 845 new COVID-19 cases, 762 of them were reported in Clark County on Saturday, according to data released by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Sunday. This is the sixth highest, single-day increase of cases reported in Clark County.

The health district is reporting no new COVID-19-related deaths and 15 new hospitalizations.

There is now a total of 483 deaths, 23,048 confirmed cases and 2,266 hospitalizations, according to the Southern Nevada Health District dashboard that updates daily.

SNHD data shows that 4,437 positive cases were reported in the county over the past seven days.

Nearly half (48%) of the positive cases reported in Clark County are in the age group of 25 to 49.

Click HERE to see the SNHD dashboard

The Southern Nevada Health District says it’s concerned that people have become complacent.

As the percentage of positive cases and hospitalizations rise, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a directive Thursday night aimed at bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread. He is mandating returning to Phase 1 restrictions at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 10.

The directive is the second time Nevada has tightened restrictions since the state started reopening in early June, allowing businesses including bars, restaurants, casinos and hotels to accept customers.

The state transitioned into Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, May 29, after a directive in mid-March that forced all non-essential businesses to close to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Nevada Health Response officials noted Tuesday, June 9, that Nevada’s COVID-19 data is showing an above-average daily increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. They are reminding Nevadans of precautionary measures that can be taken to minimize the spread of the virus such as staying at home when possible, wearing a face-covering in public, maintaining six feet of social distancing and keeping up with proper hand hygiene.

As of Sunday, a total of 434,401 tests have been conducted in Nevada, that’s up 9,374 from the previous day.

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

Click HERE to see the SNHD dashboard

The state’s health experts say as more testing sites open and more COVID-19 tests are conducted, the state will 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 20.7 people have died for every 100,000 people in Clark County.

A total of 2,266 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations increased by 15 in the past 24 hours.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to increase. There is a total of 15,514 recovered cases; that’s 67.3% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

The health district is now providing a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.


SEE ALSO: Saturday’s reports

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