Nevada adds nearly 2,700 new coronavirus cases

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District added 2,066 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 118,412.   

The virus-related death toll in Clark County increased by 15 to 1,782.

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 254, with the number on ventilators at 152. 

Clark County continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Currently, only Eureka and Storey Counties 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 (492 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1,473 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 (15.8% for Clark County). 

Statewide, there have been 154,867 positive cases diagnosed (up 2,698 from Monday) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 2,166 virus-related deaths.

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 17.6% with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,765.

For the latest coronavirus numbers from Nevada Health Response, click here

For the latest coronavirus numbers from the Southern Nevada Health District, click here.

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