State’s coronavirus case total approaches 91,000

Clark County back on "elevated risk" list

Mitch Kelly
October 19, 2020 - 11:23 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) -The Southern Nevada Health District added 460 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Monday, bringing that total to 75,410.

Clark County's recent spike in cases put it back on a list of what's called "elevated risk", 3 weeks after it was first removed from the category. 

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 (215 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (421 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 (8.6% for Clark County).

The virus-related death toll in Clark County increased by 1 to 1,470.

Statewide, there were 90,843 positive cases (up 582 from Sunday) with 1,712 virus-related deaths (up 2).

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 9.1%, with a 14-day rolling case average of 507.

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.