Updated September 29, 2020 - 7:06 pm
Nevada reported an additional 404 cases of the coronavirus along with eight more deaths on Tuesday, according to state data.
Updated figures from the Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website brought totals in the state to 79,595 cases and 1,593 deaths.
The state’s infection rate on Tuesday, calculated by the Review-Journal as the number of cases divided by the people who have been tested, was 11.46 percent, an increase of 0.01 from Monday’s statistic. The rate is considered by experts to be a better indicator of the outbreak’s trend in Nevada than daily case or death counts.
The state, which bases its positivity rate on the number of tests conducted, calculated the cumulative rate at 9.8 percent, which is 0.1 percent lower than Monday’s figure. The state’s methodology yields lower figures because many people get tested multiple times, increasing the numbers upon which the percentages are based, which in turn lowers the percentages.
There were five fewer people hospitalized with suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases across the state, according to Tuesday’s numbers, which brought the total hospitalizations to 446.
Data from the Southern Nevada Health District on Tuesday showed 279 new cases in Clark County, along with six more deaths. The updated figures brought totals in the county to 66,899 cases and 1,385 deaths.
An estimated 61,532 people in Clark County have recovered from the virus, according to the health district.