Nevada adds another 2,800 coronavirus cases

State, Clark County set new single-day record

Mitch Kelly
November 24, 2020 - 12:44 pm
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The surge continues as far as coronavirus cases in Nevada goes.

The Southern Nevada Health District added 2,291 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 108,252. Tuesday was the first time Clark County recorded more than 2,000 cases in a single day

The virus-related death toll in Clark County only rose by 14 to 1,705.

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 221, with the number on ventilators at 134. By comparison, the numbers at the beginning of November were 120 and 51, respectively.

Clark County continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Eleven other counties - Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda (added Saturday), Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye, Storey (new to the list on Tuesday) and Washoe are also on the "elevated risk" list. Only Mineral, Pershing, and White Pine counties aren't considered to be at an "elevated risk"

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 (391 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1190 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 (14.8% for Clark County). 

Statewide, there have been 139,080 positive cases diagnosed (up 2,853 from Monday, a new record) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 2,047 virus-related deaths.

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 16.6% with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,624

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.