Nevada adds another 2,500 new coronavirus cases

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Southern Nevada Health District added 1,854 new coronavirus cases to Clark County's total on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to 121,863. 

The virus-related death toll in Clark County increased by 18 to 1,817.

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 ICU hospitalizations in Clark County number 273, with the number on ventilators at 167. 

Clark County continues to be included on a list of Nevada counties considered at an "elevated risk" for contracting Covid-19. Currently, Storey County is the only Nevada county not on the "elevated risk" list

Counties are considered an "elevated risk" if they meet two of three criteria — fewer than 100 average daily tests per 100,000 people in the county (495 for Clark County), more than 200 total cases per 100,000 people diagnosed and reported in the past 30 days (1,561 for Clark County), or a test positivity rate over two weeks of more than 8 percent when there are also more than 50 cases per 100,000 people (16.3% for Clark County). 

Statewide, there have been 159,532 positive cases diagnosed (up 2,536 from Wednesday) since the start of the pandemic. There have been 2,249 virus-related deaths. The 48 recorded on Thursday is a new single-day high.

Nevada's test positivity rate over the past 14 days is 18.1% with a 14-day rolling case average of 1,752.

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