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Clark County adds 529 COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths; state data delayed

Updated October 7, 2021 - 2:06 pm

Clark County on Thursday reported 529 new coronavirus cases and 25 deaths during the preceding day.

Updates posted by the Southern Nevada Health District pushed totals in Clark County to 323,482 COVID-19 cases and 5,739 deaths.

The health district’s updated vaccination data showed that 60.62 percent of eligible county residents had initiated vaccination.

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Details on other metrics were not immediately available because the state Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 dashboard was not updated at its normal time Thursday morning. The Review-Journal relies on the dashboard for state figures and uses the data it provides to calculate several county-level metrics, including two-week averages for new cases and deaths.

A spokesman for the state agency said a shutdown of the Electronic Laboratory Reporting system was responsible for the reporting delay and had no estimate on when the problem would be resolved.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter.

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