Nevada adds 546 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths
New cases of the disease were below the 14-day moving average of 696, while fatalities were far above the daily average of 16 for the period.
Updated February 10, 2021 - 12:34 pm
Nevada recorded 546 new COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths on Tuesday, according to state data.
The new figures posted by the Department of Health and Human Services brought the cumulative totals for the state to 285,136 cases and 4,559 deaths.
New cases were below the 14-day moving average of 696, while fatalities were far above the daily average of 16 for the period.
The state’s positivity rate, which essentially tracks the percentage of people tested for the disease caused by the new coronavirus who are confirmed to have been infected, dipped slightly to 15.3 percent, according to the state data. The rate has been falling steadily since peaking at 21.7 percent on Jan. 13.
The number of people hospitalized in the state with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 971, up seven from the previous day, the data showed.
While two of the four major metrics tracked by state public health officials rose, Nevada has seen substantial improvement in all categories in recent weeks. The two-week daily moving average of new cases, for example, is at its lowest level since Oct. 24 and below the peak of the wave experienced last summer.
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Clark County recorded 419 new COVID-19 cases and 35 additional deaths.
The new figures pushed the county totals to 219,602 cases and 3,509 deaths.
The county’s positivity rate remained higher than the state’s at 16.7 percent.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported Clark County’s COVID-19 case total.
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Nevada vaccination numbers
Adult population: 2.39 million
Doses shipped to state: 510,200
People received first dose only: 214,389
People received both doses: 67,651
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: U.S. Census Bureau