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NEW: Nevada’s test positivity rate reaches new high of 21%

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s test positivity rate has continued its regular climb for weeks, and as soon as once more, the state is reporting a record-high, leaping from 20.6 p.c to 21 p.c in knowledge launched Sunday. The upward trajectory of the test positivity rate is an indication that the high numbers will not be letting up.

After reporting a file 3,194 instances on Friday, Nevada reported a further 2,511 constructive COVID-19 exams. The state’s hospitalizations additionally marked a file Friday, with 1,789 sufferers reported.

The Nevada Hospital Association stories that 84 p.c of licensed hospital beds within the state are full. (NOTE: Hospitalization knowledge is NOT up to date on Sundays)

Nevada has now reported a complete of 168,139 instances. Clark County reported 1,753 constructive exams on Saturday, bringing the full to 127,819 constructive exams.

More than 1,000 coronavirus instances have been reported in Nevada in 32 of the previous 33 days.

Clark County reported two of the 14 deaths recorded statewide within the final day, proof that the pandemic is affecting the entire state, not simply Southern Nevada.

According to Nevada Health Response, there have been 14,716 exams carried out on Saturday.

For the seventh week in a row, Clark County was flagged for elevated illness transmission. Clark County stays within the purple on Nevada Health Response’s “county criteria tracker.” The county was flagged for elevated illness transmission after assembly the standards of high case charges and high test positivity. Clark is one of 16 counties flagged within the tracker, up to date every day on the DHHS Dashboard.

Clark County has a case rate of 1,690 per 100,000, and a test positivity of 16.9 p.c.

Check again for the total COVID-19 report for Friday, Dec. 4.


NOTE: The state isn’t updating hospitalization knowledge, together with the quantity of sufferers in ICU items or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays. 

NOTE: Nevada Health Response doesn’t replace Nevada hospitalizations on Sunday. The most up-to-date report is from Friday, Dec. 4.

Nevada is continuous to see a resurgence in COVID-19 hospitalizations, based on the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA). Hospitalizations dropped Wednesday after 9 consecutive days of record-breaking hospitalization instances, however climbed once more on Thursday after which once more Friday.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the quantity of hospitalized sufferers in Nevada was UP on Friday, based on knowledge launched Saturday.

The quantity of hospitalizations elevated by 111 on Friday, bringing the present complete to 1,789.

In its Dec. 1 report, the NHA famous: “Nevada’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have been steadily increasing since approximately September 12 when the confirmed case count was 345 through
December 1 when the confirmed COVID-19 count stands at 1,513. These increases have also translated into an increased burden being placed on hospitals with 9% of all admitted
patients having confirmed COVID-19 (12 Sept) to now 30% having COVID19 over the same time period.”

More knowledge from the Nevada Hospital Association (as of Dec. 3):

  • Statewide hospital occupancy charges: 84%
  • ICU items occupancy rate: 69%
  • Ventilators in use: 39%

The state set a file high for hospitalized sufferers on Dec. 4 with 1,789 instances.

Top 5 Number of Hospitalizations (statewide) Date reported
1 1,789 Dec. 4
2 1,678 Dec. 3
3 1,652 Dec. 1
4 1,645 Dec. 2
5 1,589 Nov. 30
Click HERE to see the DHHS dashboard, web page 6


There have been 382 sufferers in intensive care items (ICU) throughout the state Friday, up 26 from the day before today.

The DHHS report confirmed 214 sufferers on ventilators, up 10 from the day before today.

Click HERE to view DHHS hospitalizations, web page 6


There at the moment are 168,139 confirmed instances and a couple of,315 COVID-19-related deaths in Nevada, with 2,511 new instances reported within the final day — the best quantity for the reason that pandemic started.

More than 1,000 instances have been reported in Nevada in 32 of the previous 33 days. The state set a file for COVID-19 instances on Dec. 4 with 3,194.

Here are the most important single-day will increase for COVID-19 instances in Nevada:

Top 5 Number of COVID-19 instances (statewide) Date reported
1 3,194 Dec. 4
2 3,159 Nov. 24
3 2,912 Nov. 27
4 2,902 Dec. 3
5 2,853 Nov. 23
You can discover this knowledge on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, page 2

The DHHS is reporting 14 new COVID-19-related deaths statewide. The state is reporting a 14-day rolling common of 14 deaths every day.

“Please keep in mind that the death rates we are seeing correspond to cases diagnosed up to 5 weeks ago,” Nevada Health Response acknowledged in a information launch.

A latest replace to the state’s COVID-19 daily death graph (Mortality Trends, web page 3 of DHHS dashboard) exhibits Aug. 6 had the best depend of fatalities with 27, adopted by 26 deaths on Aug. 5.

The Nevada DHHS says it is very important word that there’s typically a delay in dying reporting. Cumulative every day dying counts are displayed by the date of dying, relatively than the date the dying was reported to the state. The complete depend for statewide deaths on the primary tab might not equal the sum of the cumulative every day dying counts as a result of of instances the place actual date of dying is unknown or pending report.

Here are the best quantity of COVID-19-related deaths recorded in a single day in Nevada:

Top 5 Number of deaths (statewide) Date reported
1 27 Aug. 6
2 26 Aug. 5
3 25 Nov. 19
4 23 Nov. 24, Aug. 15
5 22 Aug. 11
You can discover this knowledge on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, page 3

The state’s well being consultants say as extra COVID-19 exams are carried out, the state will see an increase in instances.

As of Saturday, a complete of 1,733,263 exams have been carried out in Nevada, with a rise of 14,716 up to now 24 hours. According to the state, a transition to a “testing encounters” methodology to account for individuals who obtain each a fast and PCR test on the identical day will lead to an general lower within the complete reported quantity of exams by 3.8%.

The test positivity is now being reported as a 14-day common, which places it at 21% as of Saturday. It reached 10% on Oct. 24 however earlier than then, Nevada had not recorded a test positivity at or above 10% since Sept. 1.

*NOTE: Daily lab knowledge from DHHS and SNHD stories is up to date each morning for the earlier day.

Click HERE to view the DHHS Dashboard


Of Nevada’s 2,511 new COVID-19 instances, almost 70 p.c of them — 1,753 — have been reported in Clark County on Saturday, based on knowledge launched by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) on Sunday.

There is now a complete of 1,852 deaths, 127,819 confirmed instances and eight,755 hospitalizations, based on the Southern Nevada Health District dashboard that updates daily.

Like Nevada, Clark County is experiencing a resurgence in hospitalizations.

There have been two deaths reported in Clark County within the final day. In its most up-to-date report, the well being district states that 79.5 individuals have died for each 100,000 individuals in Clark County.

SNHD knowledge exhibits that 12,241 positive cases have been reported within the county over the previous seven days.

More than a 3rd of the instances (34.7%) reported in Clark County are amongst Hispanics, making it probably the most impacted ethnic group regionally and almost half (47.0%) of the constructive instances reported within the county are within the age group of 25 to 49.

The SNHD is together with the quantity of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in youngsters (MIS-C) in its every day report. A new case reported Friday, Dec. 4, brings the full to twenty.

An further eight instances have been added in November. All of these instances have been reported in youngsters beneath the age of 14, and all of whom examined constructive for COVID-19.

MIS-C is a situation the place completely different physique components can turn out to be infected, together with the center, lungs, kidneys, mind, pores and skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 

According to the well being district, MIS-C is uncommon and continues to be being studied by the CDC to study extra about it and its impression on youngsters. While there isn’t a identified trigger, many youngsters with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or shut contact with somebody who did.

The quantity of individuals who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to extend. As of Friday, the county estimates a complete of 106,601 recovered instances; that’s 84.6% of all reported instances within the county, based on SNHD’s latest report

The well being district supplies a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.


UNLV has modified the way in which it’s reporting COVID-19 instances. At the tip of every week, the college will replace its graph noting new instances.

According to the latest report, 29 new COVID-19 instances have been recorded within the final week, 21 amongst college students, six involving workers, and two school members. A complete of 492 instances, together with each college students and staff, have been recorded since UNLV started monitoring COVID-19 knowledge on March 25.



As Nevada sees a rise in coronavirus instances and hospitalizations, Governor Sisolak is tightening restrictions and the masks mandate throughout the state. During a digital press convention on Nov. 22, Sisolak introduced his plan to implement a three-week “statewide pause” to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19. The pause took impact Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:01 a.m. and can final, a minimal, of three weeks.

Nearly two weeks earlier than the statewide pause announcement, Gov. Sisolak pleaded with Nevadans to comply with a “Stay at Home 2.0” order for 2 weeks. Sisolak mentioned the state wanted these two weeks to convey testing timelines down, compensate for contact tracing and relieve Nevada’s healthcare infrastructure.

During a press convention on Oct. 20, Gov. Sisolak mentioned the state is beginning to see a fall surge of COVID-19. He made it clear that it isn’t the time to let up on mask-wearing and social distancing.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced Tuesday, Sept. 29, that the group gathering restrict will regulate to 250 individuals — 5 instances the present restrict of 50 individuals beneath COVID-19 rules.

The change took impact Thursday, Oct. 1.

This signifies that many occasions can quickly return to Nevada, together with reside performances and church providers. WATCH: Gov. Sisolak raises cap on crowds to 250, efficient Thursday.

Nevada continues to be persevering with to get a deal with on the COVID-19 pandemic, and is seeing progress with the downward pattern of hospitalizations and instances. In August , Gov. Sisolak introduced that Nevada’s new long-term plan shall be state managed, however regionally executed.

Here is a fast breakdown of the way it works:

  • Every week, the state will replace the Elevated Disease Transmission Criteria for every county. That contains testing, case charges and positivity charges.
  • Counties at high threat might want to create and implement an motion plan that targets sources of an infection and neighborhood unfold.

For extra on this new strategy, click on HERE.

After Gov. Sisolak prolonged Phase 1 restrictions of bars in Clark County on July 10, the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation & Management Task Force voted Sept. 17 to permit Clark County bars, taverns, wineries, and related companies to reopen. The institutions reopened on Sept. 20. Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation & Management Task Force votes to permit Clark County bars, taverns to reopen 

The state transitioned into Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, May 29, after a directive in mid-March that compelled all non-essential companies to shut to keep away from the unfold of the coronavirus.

Nevada Health Response officers famous Tuesday, June 9, that Nevada’s COVID-19 knowledge is displaying an above-average every day enhance in COVID-19 instances all through the state. They are reminding Nevadans of precautionary measures that may be taken to reduce the unfold of the virus comparable to staying at dwelling when doable, carrying a face-covering in public, sustaining six ft of social distancing and maintaining with correct hand hygiene.

SEE ALSO: Saturday’s stories


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