UPDATE: Southern Nevada Health District reports 23 deaths, 869 cases

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 23 deaths and 869 positive COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday morning. That’s an increase of 116 new cases and eight more deaths since Monday’s report.

That marks the largest increase in deaths since reporting began in Nevada.

As of Tuesday morning, The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services website is reporting 1,113 new cases and 17 deaths. It is not clear yet why the state numbers for deaths is not showing an increase to include the additional Southern Nevada deaths.

The state website shows that 11,794 people have been tested for the virus with 10,681 testing negative. It also shows 7% of cases are in people 19 years old and under. The largest age group impacted (19%) is those between the ages of 30 to 39 followed by those between the ages of 40 to 59.

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New cases reported around the state on Tuesday include:

WASHOE COUNTY: 22 new cases are reported, including a firefighter and two Reno police employees. Washoe County now has 143 total cases. Quarantine housing has been set up for families in need if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven trailers with five rooms — each with their own private bathroom, a queen size bed, a closet and a storage space — are expected to be available by the week’s end.

NYE COUNTY: The county’s website reports a new case, an Amargosa Valley man in his 40s tested positive who is self-quarantined at home. There are a total of two cases in Nye County. A Beatty man who tested positive on March 17 has been cleared, according to the county.

DOUGLAS COUNTY: The sixth positive test involves a woman in her 50s who is isolated at home as officials investigate possible close contacts.

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