Clark County coronavirus cases top 200,000

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada reported 1,483 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, putting the total case number since the start of the pandemic to 261,573.

There were 18 new virus-related deaths, increasing that total at 3,779. In Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District added 1,337 cases, bringing the total case number since the pandemic's onset to 200,597. There have been 2,866 virus-related deaths (up 14 from Saturday). 

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 357 (up 4 from the previous day), with the number of people on ventilators at 265 (up 6).

Clark County continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Currently, White Pine, Mineral and Storey are the only Nevada counties not on the "elevated risk" list.

Counties are considered an "elevated risk" if they meet two of three criteria — fewer than 100 average daily tests per 100,000 people in the county (445 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1998 for Clark County), or a test positivity rate over two weeks of more than 8 percent when there are also more than 50 cases per 100,000 people (22.5% for Clark County).

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 21.3% (down .1%) with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,783 (down 31).

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