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Nevada adds over 1K COVID cases, but positivity rate dips again

Nevada’s key coronavirus metrics remained at high levels on Tuesday, with 1,002 COVID-19 cases and 33 deaths reported, but the state’s test positivity rate registered its third straight decline.

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Nevada reports most COVID deaths in a day since mid-February

The state also recorded 1,125 new COVID-19 cases over the preceding day, and has now logged at least 1,000 cases of the disease in 10 of its last 11 daily updates.

 
Nevada reaches new milestone in coronavirus-related deaths

Public health officials in Nevada reported 26 new coronavirus-related deaths Friday, pushing the state’s pandemic death toll past 6,000.

Sisolak issues new mask rules for state’s K-12 schools

Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an emergency directive Wednesday related to face coverings and other mitigation strategies for K-12 county school district, charter school and private school settings within Nevada.

Nevada COVID-19 test positivity rate eclipses 15 percent

Nevada on Tuesday reported 1,215 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths two-week while the state’s test positivity rate rose another 0.2 percentage points to 15.1 percent.

Nevada reimposes indoor mask mandate in high-transmission areas

Clark County would be affected by the directive from Gov. Steve Sisolak, which aligns with a new recommendation earlier in the day from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Nevada at peak levels of last summer

Updated data from the Department of Health and Human Services posted on the state’s coronavirus website showed 1,143 people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, a sharp increase of 97 from Monday’s report.

Face mask backers urge Board of Regents to make them mandatory for all

Proponents of face masks on college campuses this fall on Friday urged the Nevada Board of Regents to go beyond a mandate for employees OK’d by the Clark County Commission.

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