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Nevada seeing increase in hospitalizations related to COVID-19

Increases are reaching all-time highs
Posted at 10:18 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 02:43:23-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — COVID-19 hospitalizations are reaching all-time highs in Nevada.

Currently, there are more than 750 people with COVID-19 or suspected to have the virus in the state's hospitals.

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The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported an increase of 843 positive COVID-19 cases statewide from Saturday into Sunday, with the Southern Nevada Health District reporting 735 of those in Clark County.

As of Sunday, the DHHS reported 760 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 or coronavirus related symptoms - and that's an increase of almost 250 patients from the previous week.

Testing is also up in the state, with the department reporting 371,890 total tests performed with 534 deaths in Nevada as of July 5.

But ventilator usage is down to 99 patients overall, and that's about half of April's numbers.

Before the Fourth of July holiday, Nevada leaders were urging responsible behavior from everyone with the overall rise in coronavirus cases.

Data: Nevada has the highest COVID-19 transmission rate in the US