The data posted by the Department of Health and Human Services raised the state’s totals to 353,746 cases and 5,874 deaths.
Vaccine hesitancy and lacking access continue to be hurdles as coronavirus cases remain on the rise in the state.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak imposed a new mandate Tuesday that requires everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors in public places in counties with high rates of COVID-19 transmission, including Clark County.
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.
The record totals since the state halted weekend reporting in mid-April came as the state test positivity rate for the disease jumped to 13.5 percent.
The Silver State’s vaccination rate, though nothing to brag about, is nearer the middle of the pack than the bottom. So what else might be behind the surge in COVID-19 cases?
Nevada on Friday reported 1,003 new coronavirus cases and 20 additional deaths, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.