LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County had an increase of 78 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, but no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) on Sunday.
SNHD is now reporting a total of 6,657 confirmed cases and 340 deaths, according to its dashboard that updates daily.
Statewide, COVID-19 deaths increased to 421 on Sunday, up four from Saturday’s report.
Nevada reached 8,593 confirmed cases Saturday morning after increasing by 98 cases overnight.
*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.
According to SNHD, 487 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). New tests reported Thursday and Friday dropped below the level of 4,000 that Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak had set as a daily goal.
The DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronavirus in Nevada, reported 4,515 tests were performed in the last 24 hours.
As of Sunday, a total of 165,014 tests have been conducted in the state.
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.
The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 14.6 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 5,260 recovered cases; that’s 79% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.
A total of 1,565 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began.
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 Thursday, May 28:
Las Vegas: 4,865 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 818 positive tests
Henderson: 627 positive tests
Boulder City: 34 positive tests
Mesquite: 19 positive tests
Pahrump: 49 positive tests
SEE ALSO: Saturday’s reports
WASHOE COUNTY — Health officials reported one COVID-19 death on Saturday — a woman in her 90s with underling health conditions — along with 17 new positive tests for the virus. The county now has a total of 1,548 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths. Currently, 60 people are hospitalized and 886 people have recovered.
LYON COUNTY — One new positive test for COVID-19 was reported Saturday, bringing the county’s total to 62. Saturday’s new case involves a man in his 30s. The county’s first death was reported last week. Two people are currently hospitalized, and 47 people have recovered.
DOUGLAS COUNTY — Health officials say a woman in her 40s has tested positive for COVID-19. The county has now reported a total of 31 cases, with 25 people listed as recovered.
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.