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Rate of Nevada virus cases nearly triple from late May

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 20:14:23-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say the rate of coronavirus cases reported each day in Nevada is nearly three times higher than a month ago.

Nevada's COVID-19 response director Caleb Cage said Wednesday that in the seven days leading up to Tuesday, reports of confirmed cases were growing about 3.9%, every day.

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The rate at the end of May was 1.4%. Cage says hospitalizations have been increasing since May 31 but the state is not seeing an increase in patients in the ICU or on ventilators, meaning cases are less severe.