Nevada reports 891 new coronavirus cases and 5 more deaths
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials on Sunday reported nearly 900 new COVID-19 cases with five additional deaths.
The 891 additional cases increased the state’s totals to 95,703 cases and 1,748 deaths.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services officials say 735 of the new cases were in Clark County along with one of the five deaths.
The state’s largest county, which includes Las Vegas, also has had nearly 79,000 of Nevada’s cases and almost 1,500 of its deaths.
State health officials on Saturday reported 1,146 new coronavirus cases. The last time Nevada reported more than 1,000 cases in a single day was Aug. 14 with 1,099.
Nevada also reported Sunday a 14-day test positivity rate of 10% in the past 24-hour period.
Sept. 1 was the last time the state’s positivity rate was at or above 10 percent.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.