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New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations soar in Nevada

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 15:11:05-04

RENO (AP) — Fueled by continued growth in the spread of the delta variant, Nevada's average daily number of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and positivity rate all have soared to their highest levels since February.

The 14-day average positivity rate statewide has tripled from 3.4% on June 11 to 10.5% earlier this week.


It's the first time its topped 10% since mid-February.

The rate now is twice as high in Clark County and Las Vegas than the Reno-Sparks area in Washoe County, 11.8% compared to 5.3%.

The 14-day average of new daily cases has grown to 517 and hospitalizations 705. Both are the highest levels since mid-February.