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Nevada virus positivity rate drops to level seen in October

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 18:39:28-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reports of new coronavirus cases in Nevada continued to decline Wednesday, with the state's two-week rolling rate of tests coming back positive dropping to a level not seen since late October.

Nevada's 14-day positivity rate was 8.6%. Health officials reported 516 new COVID-19 cases and 16 additional deaths.

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The state has seen a total of 292,059 cases and 4,919 deaths since the pandemic started. Candice McDaniel, the health bureau chief of Nevada's Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, told reporters on Wednesday that 13% of Nevada's population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, on par with the national average.