Clark County coronavirus deaths approach 1,500

County still on state's "elevated risk" list

Mitch Kelly
October 27, 2020 - 11:15 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District added 542 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Tuesday, bringing that total to 79,782. 

The virus-related death toll in Clark County rose by 4 to 1,497.

Clark County's continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Six other counties - Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye and Washoe are also on the "elevated risk" list. Carson City county was taken off the "elevated risk" list on Tuesday

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 (265 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (508 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 (9.4% for Clark County).

Statewide, there were 96,908 positive cases (up 730 from Monday) with 1,756 virus-related deaths (up 7).

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 9.8%, with a 14-day rolling case average of 596.

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

For the latest coronavirus numbers from the Southern Nevada Health District, click here.

For a list of COVID-19 testing sites, click here.