The state of Nevada on Tuesday reported 625 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths as key state indicators continue to rise.
Updated data by the state Department of Health and Human Services on the state’s coronavirus website brings the state’s total number of cases to 333,154 and shows the two-week moving average of new COVID-19 cases has risen to 251. per day
The state’s death toll rose to 5,678. The eight reported deaths were above the two-week moving average of two per day.
The state no longer reported numbers over the weekend. And health officials have said Monday and sometimes Tuesday reporting could be exaggerated as a result of late reporting.
But the number of cases in Nevada continues to rise at a significant rate. And now the state has a higher 7-day rate per 100,000 people than any state other than Missouri. According to the Center for Disease and Control and Prevention.
The two-week moving average of new patients has risen since hitting a low of 132 on June 5.
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2-week state positive rate which tracks the percentage of people tested for COVID-19. found to be infected It essentially rose 0.2 percentage points in Monday’s improvement to 5.1 percent, according to state data. The rate has risen since hitting a recent low of 3.3 percent on June 9 and crossed more than 5.0 percent for the first time in more than two months.
This is higher than the 5.0 percent threshold recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent the virus from spreading.
The data also showed that 390 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases were hospitalized in the state, up 35 from the last update on Friday.
State and county health agencies often distribute daily data after reporting to better reflect the date of death or onset of symptoms. Which is why moving average trendlines are often different from daily reports and are considered a better indicator of the direction of the outbreak.
meanwhile The Southern Nevada Health District reported 534 new cases in Clark County on Tuesday. That brings the total number of local cases to 259,356. Six more state deaths were also reported, bringing the county to 4,491.
The county’s 14-day positive rate also rose from 5.2 percent at Friday’s report to 5.5 percent.
County numbers are reflected in the state’s total.
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