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Nevada reports 262 new coronavirus cases, 1 additional death

Updated June 11, 2021 - 4:02 pm

Nevada on Friday reported 262 new coronavirus cases and one additional death, according to state data.

The updated figures posted to the Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website brought totals in the state to 327,140 cases and 5,622 deaths.

The new cases were higher than the two-week moving average of daily reported cases, which dropped slightly Friday to 117. But deaths were slightly lower than the average of two daily recorded fatalities during the same period.

State officials have said that it is normal for daily figures to be higher than the moving averages due to delayed reports and redistributed data. State and county health agencies redistribute the daily data after it is reported to better reflect the date of death or onset of symptoms, which is why the moving-average trend lines frequently differ from daily reports and are considered better indicators of the direction of the outbreak.

The moving average of new cases has continued to trend down in the past two weeks. The average started at 149 on May 28, fluctuated around 134 early this week and ended at 117 on Friday, state data shows.

The average for reported deaths has stayed at either two or three over the past two weeks.

Related: Tracking COVID in Nevada through data

The state’s two-week positivity rate, which essentially tracks the percentage of people tested for COVID-19 who are found to be infected, held steady for the third day in a row at 3.4 percent, state data shows.

The rate has fallen by 0.7 percentage point over the past two weeks, but has only dropped by 0.1 percentage point since Monday.

As of Friday’s report, 223 people in Nevada were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, seven more than the day prior.

Clark County on Friday reported 215 new cases, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s coronavirus website. The only death reported in Nevada on Friday occurred in Clark County.

Cumulative totals in the county rose to 253,969 cases and 4,440 deaths.

The county’s two-week positivity rate remained at 3.5 percent for the third day in a row, according to state data.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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