NEW: Second-highest spike follows record COVID-19 cases in Nevada

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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) — A day after record-breaking case numbers, Nevada and Clark County followed with their second-highest totals of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day. According to data released Friday, the state is reporting 1,380 new cases and Clark County is reporting 1,263 in the past 24 hours.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, Nevada recorded the third-highest day for hospitalizations on Thursday with 1,000 confirmed/suspected cases reported. On Tuesday, the state set a new record with 1,051 cases.


The highest number of hospitalizations have all been reported in the last week.

Top 5Number of HospitalizationsDate reported
11,051July 14
21,033July 15
31,000July 16
4983July 13
5953July 12
Click HERE to see the DHHS dashboard, page 7

As of Thursday, there were 269 patients in ICU units across the state, which is down 11 from the previous day. According to the Nevada Hospital Association, there are now 134 patients on ventilators, down seven from the previous day. The report shows 39% of the state’s ventilators are in use and 83% of the state’s ICU beds are occupied.

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Click HERE to see the DHHS dashboard, page 7


There are now 33,295 confirmed cases and 637 COVID-19-related deaths in Nevada. There were 1,380 new cases and 13 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the last day. This is the second-largest, single-day increase in state cases.

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 has reported five of its largest single-day increases for COVID-19 case in the past two weeks.

Top 5Number of COVID-19 casesDate reported
11,447 July 15
21,380July 16
31,104July 13
41,004July 9
5985July 2
You can find this data on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, page 4

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.

As of Friday, a total of 472,989 tests have been conducted in Nevada, that’s up 7,307 from the previous day.

Nevada’s cumulative test positivity rate has been in an upward trend for 29 of the past 30 days. It was down for one day on July 7 but back up on the next day. The positivity rate as of Thursday is at 8.9 percent.

*NOTE: Daily lab data on the DHHS Dashboard and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day. As of Wednesday, July 15, the DHHS Dashboard has a new look.

Click HERE to see the DHHS Dashboard


Of Nevada’s 1,380 new COVID-19 cases, 1,263 of them were reported in Clark County on Thursday, according to data released by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Friday. This is the second-largest, single-day increase of COVID-19 cases in Clark County.

The health district is reporting 11 new COVID-19-related deaths and 24 new hospitalizations.

There is now a total of 518 deaths, 28,189 confirmed cases and 2,407 hospitalizations, according to the Southern Nevada Health District dashboard that updates daily.

SNHD data shows that 5,813 positive cases were reported in the county over the past seven days.

More than a quarter of the cases (26.4%) reported in Clark County are among Hispanics, making it the most impacted ethic group locally and nearly half (48.4%) of the positive cases reported in the 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.

The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 22.2 people have died for every 100,000 people in Clark County.

A total of 2,407 hospitalizations have been reported in Clark County since the pandemic began. There are 24 new hospitalizations in the past 24 hours. 

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to increase. As of Thursday, the county estimates a total of 19,564 recovered cases; that’s 69.4% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

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

As the percentage of positive cases and hospitalizations rise, Governor Steve Sisolak announced a directive Thursday night, July 9 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.

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