Elko County has reported its first death due to COVID-19 on Saturday, while two more people have died in Clark County, officials said.
The death in Elko was a woman in her late 50s with underlying medical conditions who had been included in a previously confirmed positive case, according to a Saturday statement from the county. Additional details about the woman’s death and her city of residence will not be disclosed, the county said.
The Review-Journal has identified 46 deaths in Nevada as of Saturday morning, up from 43 on Friday.
The two additional deaths in Clark County bring the total in the county to 41, an increase from 39 reported Friday night. The county is reporting 1,418 cases, which is 139 more than Friday, according to data from the Southern Nevada Health District.
The number of COVID-19 cases in all of Nevada jumped to 1,742 as of Saturday morning, according to the state Health and Human Services Department’s website.
Two more cases are also being reported in the Quad County region, according to the Carson City Health and Human Services. One is of a woman in her 70s from Carson City, and the other is a woman in her 30s from Lyon County. Both are self-isolating at home.
The total number of cases in the area, which accounts for Carson City as well as Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties, was 20 as of Saturday morning. Two of those people have recovered, according to the health district.
According to data from the Southern Nevada Health District, the number of cases with young victims has risen this week. On Friday, two new cases involving patients in the birth-to-4 range were reported, and the number of cases in people ages 5-17 climbed from 10 on Monday to 14 on Friday. Those two groups account for just over 1 percent of all cases.
In a separate count, the Review-Journal had identified 1,549 cases in Nevada as of Friday night, based on reports from individual health districts and county officials. The state Health and Human Services Department’s website on Friday showed 1,514 cases, up from 1,458 on Thursday. That Thursday-to-Friday increase of 56 cases was the lowest one-day increase since March 24, when the figure increased by 33 cases, according to Review-Journal research.
As of Friday night, the Review-Journal identified four deaths that occurred in Washoe County, which on Friday reported 45 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total reported in the county to 199. The county health district reports that 26 of those patients have recovered.
Nye County on Friday also reported another new case in Pahrump, which had a total of 5 cases as of Friday. There are two other cases in the county in Beatty and Amargosa.
Most people infected by the new coronavirus develop mild or moderate symptoms and recover after about two weeks. But the World Health Organization notes that in more severe cases, “infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.