Nevada adds another 2,900 coronavirus cases

Overall case number since start of pandemic nearing 150,000

Mitch Kelly
November 28, 2020 - 12:02 pm
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District added 1,797 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 114,691. 

The virus-related death toll in Clark County increased by 16 to 1,751.

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 236, with the number on ventilators at 124. 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, Mineral, Nye, Pershing (new to the list on Thursday) and Washoe are also on the "elevated risk" list. Only Storey 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 (446 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1393 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 (15.5% for Clark County). 

Statewide, there have been 149,229 positive cases diagnosed (up 2,912 from Friday) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 2,119 virus-related deaths.

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 16.8% with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,742.

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.