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Possible early warning signs of increased transmission of coronavirus in Nevada, according to task force

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 17:38:59-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to today’s COVID-19 press bulletin, there are early warning signs that indicate potentially increased transmission.

As of today, there are 86,348 cases, an increase of 569 new cases. 415 or 72.9% of those are in Clark County and 22.5% or 128 are in Washoe. The other 26 cases are spread throughout the state.

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The cumulative test positivity rate is 9.8% and the daily rate is 10.1%.

The 7-day moving average of test positivity rate is up to 10.4% from a low of 6.6% on Sept. 17 and 18. Also, cases are growing at a rate of 0.7% or 599 new cases per day. For comparison, the growth rate for the 7-day period ending July 31 was 2.3%, or 1,037 new cases per day.

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The report also says that the state is seeing a stead increase in confirmed hospitalizations over the last 5 days although hospital infrastructure remains in good condition.

There are 509 people who are currently hospitalized because of the coronavirus. Statewide hospital occupancy rates are at 70%, with an ICU occupancy rate of 55%. Ventilators are in use for 28% of the cases.

Lyon and Washoe counties were flagged last week by the task force for elevated disease transmission. Clark County is showing signs that indicate transmission is increasing.