For the second day in a row, Nevada reported the highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases in the past month, though some of the new cases were again attributed to delayed reporting, health officials said.
752 new cases were reported on Saturday, most since 858 were registered on March 12, according to records maintained in the Review Journal and data sent to the Department of Health and Human Services’ coronavirus website. On Friday, the state registered 637 new cases, and health officials said the high increase was partly due to backlog reporting.
Clark County reported 700 new cases Saturday. According to a Southern Nevada Health District statement, 471 of the recently reported cases are attributed to “delayed electronic lab reported”
Nevada also recorded nine more deaths Saturday, according to state data.
The total numbers in the state rose to 307,704 cases and 5,332 deaths since the pandemic began. All of the deaths reported Saturday occurred in Clark County, according to data posted to the Southern Nevada Health District’s coronavirus website.
New cases were well above the moving 14-day average of daily recorded cases, which stood at 211. Deaths were also well above the moving two-week average of three daily recorded deaths.
Major disease measurements fell in nearly three months, but trend lines have been flattened and show signs of rising, state officials say.
State and county health agencies often redistribute the daily data after being reported to better reflect the date of death or symptoms, which is why the trend lines in the moving average often differ from daily reports and are considered better indicators of direction. of outbreaks.
The state’s two-week positivity rate, which essentially tracks how many people tested for COVID-19 are infected with the virus, rose for the sixth day in a row, climbing 0.1 percentage points to 4.9 percent.
The rate had been steadily declining for almost three months to a low level of 4 per cent before starting to rise on Monday.
Clark County’s positivity rate rose 0.2 percentage points on Saturday, reaching 4.8 percent, according to state data.
Cumulative totals in the county rose to 237,737 cases and 4,178 deaths.
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