Nevada reported 444 new coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths Thursday, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Updated figures posted on the state’s coronavirus website brought a total to 302,171 cases and 5,215 deaths since the pandemic began.
Although daily increases in cases have declined recently, Thursday was the largest increase in new cases in a day in nearly two weeks, since 858 new cases were reported on March 12, according to records kept by the Review-Journal.
New cases Thursday were well above the 14-day moving average of daily reported cases, which fell to 193. The deaths were also well above the two-week moving average of daily reported deaths, which stood at four.
However, both averages continue to trend downward that began in mid-January.
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State and county health agencies often redistribute daily data after it is reported to better reflect date of death or onset of symptoms, so moving average trend lines often differ from reports daily and are considered better indicators of the direction of the disease. outbreak.
The state’s two-week positivity rate, which essentially tracks the percentage of people tested for COVID-19 who are infected, dropped 0.1 percentage point to 4.5 percent.
There are 273 people in Nevada hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, 28 fewer than the day before, according to state data.
Clark County reported 195 new coronavirus cases and seven additional deaths Thursday, according to data published on the Southern Nevada Health District website.
Cumulative totals for the county reached 233,305 cases and 4,079 deaths.
The county’s positivity rate also decreased by 0.1 percentage point, matching the state rate at 4.5 percent.
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