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Additional 2,601 virus cases puts Nevada over 200,000 mark

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Dec 19, 2020

CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevada on Saturday reported 2,601 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, putting the number of known infections since the pandemic began in the state over the 200,000 mark.

The state also reported 43 additional deaths due to COVID-19 as the state's totals reached 201,858 cases and 2,751 deaths.

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Of the additional cases, 1,824 were in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas, as were 22 of the additional deaths.

Nevada hospitalizations for COVID-19 dropped Friday for the third consecutive day, but the state had a record 434 patients in intensive care.