Nevada recorded 1,018 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 more deaths over the preceding day as the death toll in the state surged past 800, according to data posted Thursday.
Health officials reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Nevada on Sunday and two additional deaths. Of those cases, 807 were reported in Clark County.
Clark County reported 1,263 new cases of the coronavirus and 11 additional deaths on Friday, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
The first coronavirus antibody study in the state by public health officials shows that about 2.3 percent of adult residents in Washoe County have been infected.
Three more residents and a staff member at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City have tested positive for COVID-19.
In an emergency petition, lawyers for a Las Vegas church have asked a federal judge to force Gov. Steve Sisolak to allow parishoners back into pews.
“Our numbers have gone up really quickly in a short amount of time, which means that the virus is moving,” said Dawna Brown, director of Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic.
The head of the state’s COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force hopes Nevada can test at least 30,000 people a day by the end of this month.
Clark County recorded 137 additional COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths overnight, according to data posted early Monday by the Southern Nevada Health District.
New cases reported by the state and the Southern Nevada Health District were both well below the averages of the past week. Infection rates also have been creeping lower.