LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Nevada reports 378 COVID-19-related deaths statewide on Wednesday evening. It’s five more deaths than Tuesday.
The number of tests done in Nevada in the past 24 hours has increased by almost 4,000 after seeing a big jump on Tuesday from about 6,500 tests.
DHHS, which provides daily updates on coronaviruses in Nevada, reported that 3,963 additional tests were done on Tuesday as tests continue to ramp up across the state.
Clark County recorded an increase in 10 COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday morning, according to the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) daily report.
The number of cases in the county has increased by 114 in the past 24 hours.
The SNHD reports a total of 314 deaths and 5,650 cases, according to the SNHD report on Tuesday.
More than 500 confirmed cases have been reported in Clark County in the past week.
Nevada surpassed 7,000 cases Tuesday morning and increased another 120 Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 7,166.
The state saw its biggest test jump this weekend after increasing by 8,500 from Friday to Saturday, according to DHHS.
Almost 108,000 tests were done on Wednesday and more than 84,000 tests for the virus returned negative in Nevada.
Nevada health experts say more testing sites will be opened and more COVID-19 tests will be done, the state will see an increase in cases.
* NOTE: Daily laboratory data on the DHHS dashboard is updated each morning for the previous day.
The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its latest report, the SNHD said that 13.5 people per 100,000 people died in Clark County.
This statistic has become an important measure of the severity of epidemics across the country. A report released Monday indicated that the overall rate for Nevada is 10.0. The worst in the country is New York, with 137.5.
The number of people who recovered from COVID-19 in Clark County was reported at 4305 (76.2%) Wednesday, much lower than previously, possibly due to a change in the way this number is calculated. The county has revised the way it reports many statistics and a new dashboard is in preparation.
Tuesday’s report indicates 15 more hospitalizations in the past 24 hours. A total of 1,475 people have been hospitalized in Clark County since the start of the pandemic, according to SNHD.
The majority of Nevada coronavirus cases are in Clark County.
The health district now provides a daily card with the number of positive tests in each postal code in Clark County.
Around the Las Vegas Valley:
These totals were released on Monday, May 18:
Las Vegas: 4103 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 672 positive tests
Henderson: 524 positive tests
Boulder City: 31 positive tests
Mesquite: 14 positive tests
Pahrump: 44 positive tests
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SEE ALSO: Tuesday Reports
HUMBOLDT COUNTY – A fourth death from COVID-19 has been reported by health authorities. The death of a 50-year-old woman already hospitalized was announced in a statement on Tuesday. In addition, three new positive tests were reported, bringing the county total to 77. The new COVID-19 cases involve a man in his twenties, a man in his fifties and a woman in his fifties. All are close contacts of people who had previously tested positive.
WASHOE COUNTY – Authorities have reported 10 new positive tests, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county to 1,305. The county has claimed 48 lives since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 56 patients are hospitalized and 700 people have recovered, according to health officials.
ELKO COUNTY – A new positive case has been reported, and Elko County now has a total of 22 positive tests for COVID-19, as well as one death since the start of the crisis. Thirteen people have recovered.
LANDER COUNTY – Two people who tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies led the authorities to adjust their count. The antibodies being present, the two people are considered to be recovered after having been exposed to the coronavirus. Lander County now lists 21 positive tests for COVID-19.
Only three counties have yet to report a positive test: Esmeralda, Eureka and Pershing.
Seven counties – Clark, Nye, Washoe, Humboldt, Elko, Churchill and Carson City – have reported deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada.