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UPDATE: CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Saturday reported a record daily increase of additional confirmed COVID-19 cases. But health officials later said the bulge largely resulted from laboratory data entry errors that delayed the posting of hundreds of cases from two previous days.

The state Department of Health and Human Services reported an additional confirmed 1,099 cases, mostly from metro Las Vegas.

The number of additional cases reported Saturday was more than double the previous record of 507 reported Thursday. But the Southern Nevada Health Agency said the reported daily increase included over 600 cases that should have been reported earlier in the week but were not.

The additional 1,099 cases reported Saturday raised the state’s total to 16,339 with 500 deaths, including two newly reported on Saturday.

Clark County accounted for 88% of the additional confirmed cases reported Saturday. The county accounts for 81% of the state’s reported overall case total.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

The Health District does post a Trends Report that redistributes cases by symptom onset. Reports by cases received and trends are available at www.SNHD.info/covid

Reports of coronavirus have been increasing in Clark County, and the Health District continues to remind people to take precautions. This includes wearing face coverings in public, practicing social distancing, staying home if you are experiencing symptoms, and washing your hands frequently. For more information visit the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info.

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ORIGINAL REPORT: CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — On Saturday, Nevada reported a record daily increase of nearly 1,100 additional confirmed coronavirus cases as the known death toll from the outbreak reached at least 500.

The state Department of Health and Human Services reported an additional confirmed 1,099 cases, increasing the reported total to 16,339.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Saturday’s report also included two additional deaths, both in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas.

The number of additional cases reported Saturday more than doubled the previous record of 507 additional cases reported Thursday.

A mandate announced Wednesday by Gov. Steve Sisolak for people to wear face coverings in public places took effect Thursday.

Sisolak said the requirement was an attempt to stem an increase of coronavirus cases that has hit the state as casinos, restaurants and other businesses began reopening.

Clark County accounted for 88% of the additional confirmed cases reported Saturday. The county accounts for 81% of the state’s reported overall case total.

Nevada’s infection rate of people tested for the coronavirus was 6.2%, on Saturday, the 10th straight day the rate has increased.

The number of additional cases reported Saturday more than doubled the previous record of 507 additional cases on Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized increased for the fifth day in a row, to 503.

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(4) comments

TrumpBeliever

You mean you cannot believe government numbers? In other news, water is wet......

Malsikcuf

But will Sissylick lift the mask mandate, of course not, he needs to be removed from office before he does more damage to the state.

John de Robeck

Anyone still think this is funny? A conspiracy? An overreaction?

NEVERFORGET

This error will never be an issue. Sisolak claims he know statistics watch his very first press conference about the COVID 19 crisis here in NV. Stated he knows statistics. Numbers have always been wrong here in NV. Will anyone ever be held accountable??? Look at unemployment here people still have'n gotten there money. Sisolak caused alot of people to be homeless due to this unemployment disaster. Now a numbers error from the data being entered wrong on COVID 19. Something is wrong here in NV and it doesn't look good. How about a FBI investigation here on the data and companies doing the testing. That would clear up alot of questions.

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