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'Significant resurgence' in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nevada

Posted at 2:26 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 17:26:17-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada COVID-19 task force and Nevada Hospital Association are reporting a “significant resurgence” in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

According to their latest report, the hospital case count is 891 (754 confirmed and 137 suspected). This is the highest recorded number of hospitalizations since mid-August.

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Additionally, the task forces says that 10 Nevada counties have now been flagged for elevated transmission of COVID-19, including Washoe, Lyon, Clark, Elko, Lincoln, Carson City, Nye, Douglas, Churchill, Eureka.

The COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force will hear action plans at the next meeting this Thursday from the following counties: Carson City, Clark, Elko, Humboldt, Lincoln, Lyon, Nye and Washoe.

The test positivity rate over the last 14 days is 13.5%. As of today, Nevada has logged 110,982 cases, an increase of 960 new cases since yesterday.

CORONAVIRUS: Nevada reports 960 new COVID-19 cases, 13.6% positivity rate