For the second day in a row, new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations increased in Clark County on Thursday, with health officials reporting 398 new cases and 16 deaths in the preceding 24 hours. According to the latest numbers from the Southern Nevada Health District, there were 331,107 cases of the sickness caused by the novel coronavirus and 5,963 deaths in the county. The number of new cases was higher than the 14-day moving average, which rose by four to 293. Deaths were also higher than the moving average, which remained at five per day.
According to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services, the number of persons hospitalised in the county with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 increased by 17, to 452. The county’s 14-day test positivity rate, which measures the percentage of people who are discovered to be infected after being tested for Covid-19, remained at 6.0 percent. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chosen 7-day rate, that translates to 6.66 percent.
Meanwhile, Nevada recorded 647 new Covid-19 cases and 31 deaths the day before. This pushed the overall number of cases in the state to 438,216, with 7,631 deaths. According to the Review-statistics, Journal’s it was the first time since early July that the state reported fewer than 700 new cases for three days in a row. The 14-day moving average of new cases in Nevada jumped to 473 from 470 on Wednesday.