SNHD UPDATE: 961 cases of COVID-19, 5 new deaths reported

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Southern Nevada Health District is reporting there are five new COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total to 28 and 961 positive cases in Southern Nevada. The health district updated its numbers Wednesday morning.

The 28 deaths in Southern Nevada, plus four reported deaths in Washoe County bring Nevada’s total to 32.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services website, which last updated Tuesday at 7 p.m. is showing 26 statewide deaths and 1,279 cases. Those numbers are subject to change as more COVID-19 cases/deaths are reported to the state from various Nevada counties.

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ELSEWHERE IN NEVADA:

WASHOE COUNTY: A fourth death was confirmed during a news conference on Wednesday. A Washoe County Health District official said the patient was a man in his 40s with underlying medical conditions. Three of the county’s four deaths have come this week.

Also Wednesday, Washoe County reported 20 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 163. And 18 patients have recovered, the county’s health district reports.

NYE COUNTY: The county is now reporting six total cases. Details on two new cases in Pahrump Wednesday afternoon are not yet available. Previously, two Pahrump women tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release late Tuesday. Both women — one in her 60s, and one in her 70s — are quarantined. Earlier Tuesday, a 40-year-old Amargosa Valley man tested positive. The county now has four total cases. The first reported case has recovered.

Nye County is now offering a dashboard to monitor cases and where they occurred.

CARSON CITY: Three new cases reported Wednesday include: an 18-year-old male who had close contact with someone who tested positive, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. All are isolated at home. Carson City now has a total of 8 positive tests.

LYON COUNTY: A woman in her 70s tested positive, and is isolated at home. Lyon County has a total of 2 COVID-19 cases.

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