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Clark County adds 755 new COVID-19 cases as Nevada tallies 832

Updated July 13, 2020 - 7:14 pm

Clark County recorded 755 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths over the preceding day, according to data posted Monday.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported the new figures on its coronavirus website, pushing the case total for the county to 23,803 as the death toll held at 483. The health district estimates that 15,864 of the patients who contracted the illness have recovered.

New cases were above the daily average of 658 over the preceding week.

The health district reported no hospitalizations over the preceding day, after a week that saw a daily average of nearly 29 new admissions for the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The district has previously had some problems with data lags on the weekends, but it was not immediately clear whether there were any issues regarding hospitalization reporting this weekend.

The Nevada Hospital Association reported that the picture in Southern Nevada hospitals was little changed from Friday’s report, with 78 percent of hospital beds and 88 percent of intensive care unit beds occupied.

The state of Nevada, meanwhile, recorded 832 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths over the preceding day.

The figures posted on the Department of Health and Human Services’ nvhealthresponse.nv.gov website pushed the case total for Nevada to 28,515, while the death toll remained unchanged at 593. (Reports from local health districts and counties place the state’s case total somewhat higher, at 28,580 as of Monday night. Such discrepancies are common because of different reporting cycles between the local agencies and the state.)

New cases were above the daily average of just over 752 for the preceding week.

The state’s infection or positivity rate, considered a better barometer of the trend of the outbreak in the state than daily case and death figures, continued to march higher, to 8.09 percent.

The figure, confirmed cases divided by the number of people tested, dropped steadily for more than two months before bottoming out at 5.20 percent on June 17. It has risen every day but one since then and registered its fifth consecutive daily increase in Monday’s report.

Contact Mike Brunker at mbrunker@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4656. Follow @mike_brunker on Twitter.

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