UPDATE: Nevada reporting 86 deaths, 2,456 positive tests for COVID-19

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County reported six new deaths Thursday morning, bringing the total of deaths in the county to 71. There are now 2,456 COVID-19 cases in Nevada and 86 COVID-19-related deaths reported statewide, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday evening asked all agencies and groups reporting to the state to change their reporting practices so that the state would have more current information. Nevadans should expect the dashboard to update more frequently as these reporting practices change.

Nevada surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 cases just this week.

And Southern Nevada’s positive tests reached 2,009 in this morning’s report, only 8 days after passing 1,000. Washoe County is at 326 positive tests.

The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nevada increased by 138 in the past 24 hours.

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WASHOE COUNTY: Two new deaths were reported Thursday by the Washoe County Health District. Total COVID-19 cases in the county have now reached 363 — 37 more than Wednesday’s report. And 25 people are hospitalized in the county, with 38 people classified as “recovered.”

A man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s — both with underlying health conditions — were the COVID-19 patients who died on Thursday.

ELKO COUNTY: Two new positive tests for COVID-19 involve a man in his 30s who is a close contact of another confirmed positive case, and a man in his 60s who also is a close contact of another confirmed positive case. Elko County now has a total of 11 reports of positive tests, and three people have recovered. Elko County is the only county besides Clark and Washoe to report a COVID-19 death.

CARSON CITY: Two new positive tests for COVID-19 included a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s. Carson City has had a total of 16 positive tests. Both are self-isolating at home.

LYON COUNTY: Two new cases involve a woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s. Both are self-isolating at home. Lyon County has reported a total of 6 positive tests for COVID-19.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY: Two new positive tests were reported late Wednesday in Humboldt County. There are now 16 COVID-19 cases there — the third-highest total in Nevada. Four patients are hospitalized, and 10 are self-isolating at home.

The two new cases involve a resident in his 60s, and a man in his 20s who is from another state.

LINCOLN COUNTY: Previous reports of a positive test in Lincoln County were inaccurate. There are currently no positive tests for COVID-19 in the county. A dashboard that went online Tuesday had been showing a single case, but there are no positive tests. Keep up-to-date with this information maintained by the Grover C. Dils Medical Center.

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