Coronavirus live updates: 821 new cases statewide; total number of deaths remains at 500

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821 new cases statewide

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.

The known number of Nevadans who have tested positive for COVID-19 reached 17,160 on Sunday morning, according to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard. That’s a jump of 821 new cases over what was previously reported on Saturday, the second-largest single-day increase recorded in the state.

No additional deaths were reported, leaving the total number of deaths at 500.

The seven-day positive test rate reached an all-time high of 16.0%, surpassing the previous high of 15.5% recorded on April 3.

Saturday’s report of 1,099 new cases — a significant jump from the previous single-day high of 507 — was attributed to a delay in laboratory reporting, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

Hospitalization and ventilator use data has not been updated. Saturday’s numbers showed 511 hospitalized patients with confirmed or suspected cases. A total of 122 cases were in intensive care units, with 59 on ventilators.

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Clark County’s case uptick Saturday due to lab reporting delay

A large increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported for Clark County Saturday was due to a delay in laboratory reporting, the Southern Nevada Health District said.

Clark County saw its largest single-day increase in new cases Saturday with 971 additional COVID-19 cases reported, bringing the county’s total to 13,174.

More than 240 of those cases were from laboratory reports dated June 23, and more than 380 were from reports dated June 24, according to SNHD.

Over the last week, 2,812 cases have been reported in Clark County, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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There were also two more deaths reported Saturday, bringing the Clark County death toll to 410, and there have been 1,947 hospitalizations for COVID-19 cases. 

As of Saturday morning, Nevada now has 16,339 confirmed cases and 500 deaths. There have been 301,815 tests performed statewide. 

The Health District continues to remind people to take precautions such as wearing face coverings in public, practicing social distancing, staying home if experiencing symptoms, and washing hands frequently.

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