6 Nevada counties, including Washoe, flagged for coronovirus


INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – With Humboldt County in the danger zone, there are now six Nevada counties flagged for possible elevated threat from coronoviruses.

Clarke, Elko, Lincoln, Leon and Washoe each fail two tests. Humboldt all three failed to come close to business on Tuesday.

Those criteria required testing of more than 100 people per 100,000 every day, reporting fewer than 200 new cases per 100,000 over a 30-day period, and testing positivity of 8% or less.

As of Tuesday, the average daily death toll in Nevada over a two-week period was four people. The total deaths in the Silver State are now 1,732.

The state now has 92,064 cases of infection, an increase of 565 from a day earlier.

Carson’s positivity rate was 7.5%, Churchill’s 3.7% and Douglas’s 5.1%. Washoe’s rate was 8.3%, well above the 8% cutoff. In the incline village, there are seven active cases out of a total of 103. Washoe is reporting a seven-day moving average for new cases per day, the highest point of the epidemic.

The problem is calculated with Lincoln 13.5, Humboldt with 9.5% positivity and Lyon with 11.5%.

Gov. Steve Sisolak warned on Tuesday that the state’s numbers are increasing and now is not the time to relax in compliance with sanctions, which include wearing masks while avoiding crowds, large gatherings, social discrimination and hygiene.

He said that Nevadas would only defeat the virus by following those rules.

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