NEW: 40 deaths, 21.8% check positivity as COVID-19 surge continues throughout Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada reported 40 COVID-19-related deaths within the final day — 31 from Clark County — because the state continues experiencing a surge of coronavirus instances. Simply final week, the state reported a document 48 deaths.

Nevada’s check positivity price has continued its regular climb for weeks, and as soon as once more, the state is reporting a record-high, leaping from 21.2 p.c to 21.Eight p.c in knowledge launched Tuesday. The upward trajectory of the check positivity price is an indication that the excessive numbers will not be letting up.

Nevada experiences an extra 2,694 constructive COVID-19 checks.

The variety of individuals hospitalized in Nevada with COVID-19 has greater than doubled during the last month, based on the Nevada Hospital Affiliation. The state recorded its second highest variety of hospitalized sufferers on Monday, reporting 1,784 confirmed/suspected instances.

Nevada has now reported a complete of 173,281 instances. Clark County reported 2,083 constructive checks on Monday, bringing the county’s complete to 131,510.

Greater than 1,000 coronavirus instances have been reported in Nevada in 34 of the previous 35 days.

Based on Nevada Well being Response, there have been 11,990 checks carried out on Monday.

For the eighth week in a row, Clark County was flagged for elevated illness transmission. Clark County stays within the pink on Nevada Well being Response’s “county standards tracker.” The county was flagged for elevated illness transmission after assembly the standards of excessive case charges and excessive check positivity. Clark is one in every of 15 counties flagged within the tracker, up to date each day on the DHHS Dashboard.

Clark County has a case price of 1,774 per 100,000, and a check positivity of 18.Zero p.c.

Verify again for the complete COVID-19 report for Monday, Dec. 7.


NOTE: The state shouldn’t be updating hospitalization knowledge, together with the variety of sufferers in ICU models or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays. 

Nevada is continuous to see a resurgence in COVID-19 hospitalizations, based on the Nevada Hospital Affiliation (NHA). Hospitalizations within the state skilled a consecutive 10-day record-breaking streak from Nov. 22 till Dec. 1.

Based on the state’s Division of Well being and Human Companies (DHHS), the variety of hospitalized sufferers in Nevada was UP on Monday, based on knowledge launched Tuesday.

The variety of hospitalizations elevated 17 on Monday, bringing the present complete to 1,784 — the second highest variety of hospitalized sufferers the state has recorded because the pandemic started.

In its Dec. 6 report, the NHA famous: “Nevada continues to be within the midst of an growing COVID-19 (hospitalization) curve and is experiencing rising numbers of individuals requiring intensive care and mechanical air flow.”

In the identical report, the NHA says within the final month, hospitalized sufferers with COVID-19 have elevated greater than 230 p.c (from 692 to 1,617) and the necessity for mechanical air flow has elevated in extra of 250 p.c with instances rising from 89 to 227 throughout this timeframe.

Within the Dec. 7 report, the NHA notes that “hospitalizations within the north are slowing. It’s too early to attract any conclusions, however that is an encouraging sign. Within the south, the present trajectory is climbing.”

Extra knowledge from the Nevada Hospital Association (as of Dec. 7):

  • Statewide licensed beds occupied: 82%
  • ICU models occupancy price: 72%
  • Ventilators in use: 40%

The state set a document excessive for hospitalized sufferers on Dec. Four with 1,789 instances.

Prime 5 Variety of Hospitalizations (statewide) Date reported
1 1,789 Dec. 4
2 1,784 Dec. 7
3 1,767 Dec. 6
4 1,717 Dec. 5
5 1,678 Dec. 3
Click on HERE to see the DHHS dashboard, web page 6


There have been 385 sufferers in intensive care models (ICU) throughout the state Monday, up six from yesterday.

The DHHS report confirmed 235 sufferers on ventilators, up eight from yesterday.

Click on HERE to view DHHS hospitalizations, web page 6


There at the moment are 173,281 confirmed instances and a pair of,359 COVID-19-related deaths in Nevada, with 2,694 new instances reported within the final day.

Greater than 1,000 instances have been reported in Nevada in 34 of the previous 35 days. The state set a document for COVID-19 instances on Dec. Four with 3,194.

Listed here are the biggest single-day will increase for COVID-19 instances in Nevada:

Prime 5 Variety of COVID-19 instances (statewide) Date reported
1 3,194 Dec. 4
2 3,159 Nov. 24
3 2,912 Nov. 27
4 2,902 Dec. 3
5 2,853 Nov. 23
You will discover this knowledge on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, web page 2

The DHHS is reporting 40 new COVID-19-related deaths statewide. The state is reporting a 14-day rolling common of 15 deaths each day.

“Please take into account that the dying charges we’re seeing correspond to instances recognized as much as 5 weeks in the past,” Nevada Well being Response acknowledged in a information launch.

A latest replace to the state’s COVID-19 each day dying graph (Mortality Tendencies, web page Three of DHHS dashboard) reveals Aug. 6 had the best rely of fatalities with 27, adopted 26 deaths on Aug. 5.

The Nevada DHHS says you will need to word that there’s typically a delay in dying reporting. Cumulative each day dying counts are displayed the date of dying, reasonably than the date the dying was reported to the state. The whole rely for statewide deaths on the primary tab could not equal the sum of the cumulative each day dying counts due to instances the place precise date of dying is unknown or pending report.

Listed here are the best variety of COVID-19-related deaths recorded in a single day in Nevada:

Prime 5 Variety of deaths (statewide) Date reported
1 27 Aug. 6
2 26 Aug. 5
3 25 Nov. 19
4 23 Nov. 24, Aug. 15
5 22 Aug. 11, Nov. 25, Nov. 29
You will discover this knowledge on Nevada’s DHHS coronavirus dashboard, web page 3

The state’s well being specialists say as extra COVID-19 checks are carried out, the state will see an increase in instances.

As of Monday, a complete of 1,759,106 checks have been carried out in Nevada, with a rise of 11,990 previously 24 hours. Based on the state, a transition to a “testing encounters” methodology to account for individuals who obtain each a speedy and PCR check on the identical day will end in an general lower within the complete reported variety of checks 3.8%.

The check positivity is now being reported as a 14-day common, which places it at 21.8% as of Monday. It reached 10% on Oct. 24 however earlier than then, Nevada had not recorded a check positivity at or above 10% since Sept. 1.

*NOTE: Day day lab knowledge from DHHS and SNHD experiences is up to date each morning for the earlier day.

Click on HERE to view the DHHS Dashboard


Of Nevada’s 2,694 new COVID-19 instances, greater than 75 p.c of them — 2,083 — have been reported in Clark County on Monday, based on knowledge launched the Southern Nevada Well being District (SNHD) on Tuesday.

There may be now a complete of 1,883 deaths, 131,510 confirmed instances and eight,851 hospitalizations, based on the Southern Nevada Well being District dashboard that updates each day.

Like Nevada, Clark County is experiencing a resurgence in hospitalizations.

There have been 31 new deaths reported in Clark County within the final day. In its most up-to-date report, the well being district states that 70.Eight individuals have died for each 100,000 individuals in Clark County.

SNHD knowledge reveals that 12,642 constructive instances have been reported within the county over the previous seven days.

Greater than a 3rd of the instances (34.4%) reported in Clark County are amongst Hispanics, making it essentially the most impacted ethnic group domestically and almost half (47.0%) of the constructive instances reported within the county are within the age group of 25 to 49.

The SNHD is together with the variety of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids (MIS-C) in its each day report. Two new instances have been reported in December, together with the latest on Dec. 7, bringing the overall to 21.

An extra eight instances have been added in November. All of those instances have been reported in kids below the age of 14, and all of whom examined constructive for COVID-19.

MIS-C is a situation the place totally different physique elements can turn into infected, together with the center, lungs, kidneys, mind, pores and skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 

Based on the well being district, MIS-C is uncommon and remains to be being studied the CDC to study extra about it and its impression on kids. Whereas there isn’t a recognized trigger, many kids with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or shut contact with somebody who did.

The quantity of people that have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to extend. As of Monday, the county estimates a complete of 110,965 recovered instances; that’s 84.4% of all reported instances within the county, based on SNHD’s newest report

The well being district supplies a each day map with the variety of constructive checks in every ZIP code in Clark County.


UNLV has modified the best way it’s reporting COVID-19 instances. On the finish of every week, the college will replace its graph noting new instances.

Based on the latest report, 29 new COVID-19 instances have been recorded within the final week, 21 amongst college students, six involving workers, and two school members. A complete of 492 instances, together with each college students and staff, have been recorded since UNLV started monitoring COVID-19 knowledge on March 25.



As Nevada sees a rise in coronavirus instances and hospitalizations, Governor Sisolak is tightening restrictions and the masks mandate throughout the state. Throughout a digital press convention on Nov. 22, Sisolak introduced his plan to implement a three-week “statewide pause” to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19. The pause took impact Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 12:01 a.m. and can final, a minimal, of three weeks.

Practically two weeks earlier than the statewide pause announcement, Gov. Sisolak pleaded with Nevadans to comply with a “Keep at House 2.0” order for 2 weeks. Sisolak mentioned the state wanted these two weeks to convey testing timelines down, atone for contact tracing and relieve Nevada’s healthcare infrastructure.

Throughout a press convention on Oct. 20, Gov. Sisolak mentioned the state is beginning to see a fall surge of COVID-19. He made it clear that it isn’t the time to let up on mask-wearing and social distancing.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced Tuesday, Sept. 29, that the group gathering restrict will modify to 250 individuals — 5 occasions the present restrict of 50 individuals below COVID-19 laws.

The change took impact Thursday, Oct. 1.

Because of this many occasions can quickly return to Nevada, together with stay performances and church providers. WATCH: Gov. Sisolak raises cap on crowds to 250, efficient Thursday.

Nevada remains to be persevering with to get a deal with on the COVID-19 pandemic, and is seeing progress with the downward pattern of hospitalizations and instances. In August , Gov. Sisolak introduced that Nevada’s new long-term plan will probably be state managed, however domestically executed.

Here’s a fast breakdown of the way it works:

  • Each week, the state will replace the Elevated Illness Transmission Standards for every county. That features testing, case charges and positivity charges.
  • Counties at excessive danger might want to create and implement an motion plan that targets sources of an infection and neighborhood unfold.

For extra on this new strategy, click on HERE.

After Gov. Sisolak prolonged Part 1 restrictions of bars in Clark County on July 10, the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation & Administration Job Drive voted Sept. 17 to permit Clark County bars, taverns, wineries, and related companies to reopen. The institutions reopened on Sept. 20. Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation & Administration Job Drive votes to permit Clark County bars, taverns to reopen 

The state transitioned into Part 2 of reopening on Friday, Could 29, after a directive in mid-March that compelled all non-essential companies to shut to keep away from the unfold of the coronavirus.

Nevada Well being Response officers famous Tuesday, June 9, that Nevada’s COVID-19 knowledge is exhibiting an above-average each day enhance in COVID-19 instances all through the state. They’re reminding Nevadans of precautionary measures that may be taken to reduce the unfold of the virus comparable to staying at dwelling when attainable, sporting a face-covering in public, sustaining six ft of social distancing and maintaining with correct hand hygiene.

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