Nevada sees another day of less than 1,000 new coronavirus cases

Virus-related deaths see sharp spike, though

Mitch Kelly
January 26, 2021 - 11:06 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada reported 956 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, putting the total case number since the start of the pandemic to 272,853. It was the 2nd consecutive day new cases statewide were less than 1,000.

On the downside, there was another spike in virus-related deaths, with 59 reported. There were just 3 new virus-related deaths Monday. The overall death toll is now at 4,088. 

In Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District added only 797 cases, bringing the total case number since the pandemic's onset to 209,726. There have been 3,125 virus-related deaths (up 56). 

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 293 (down 10 from the previous day), with the number of people on ventilators at 217 (down 4).

Clark County continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Currently, White Pine and Storey are the only Nevada counties not on the "elevated risk" list.

Counties are considered an "elevated risk" if they meet two of three criteria — fewer than 100 average daily tests per 100,000 people in the county (412 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1853 for Clark County), or a test positivity rate over two weeks of more than 8 percent when there are also more than 50 cases per 100,000 people (20.3% for Clark County).

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 18.9% (down .5%) with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,212 (down 69).

For the latest coronavirus numbers from Nevada Health Response, click here

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