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Nevada reports 1,221 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

Updated January 18, 2021 - 6:10 pm

Nevada health officials recorded 1,221 new coronavirus cases and five additional deaths over the preceding day, according to state data posted Monday.

An update from the Department of Health and Human Services pushed state totals to 262,794 cases and 3,784 deaths since the pandemic began in early March.

New cases fell well below the state’s 14-day moving average of 1,783 cases per day. Nevada is averaging 20 deaths per day for the two-week period.

The state’s two-week positivity rate fell to 21.1 percent Monday from 21.3 percent a day prior.

The department did not post updated hospitalization data.

Meanwhile, Clark County logged 922 new cases and no additional deaths Monday, according to numbers posted to the state’s coronavirus response website. The update increases the total number of cases in the county to 201,519, while the death toll remains at 2,866.

County numbers are included in the statewide totals.

On Sunday, Clark County surpassed 200,000 total coronavirus cases.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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