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Southern Nevada Health District reports more than 1K new cases

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 14:07:11-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 1,032 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 86,673.

The Health District is also reporting a total of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 17.

The number of deaths reported today includes 17 deaths that were previously reported to the state but had not yet been submitted to the Health District, and therefore not included in our local COVID-19 reports.

These deaths occurred between May 30, 2020, and September 19, 2020.

Today’s total also reflects a decrease of five previously reported deaths that were found not to be residents of Clark County.

These adjustments are being made in keeping with the recently reviewed COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on October 19, 2020, and in partnership with the state to review and reconcile reports.

As the case count and positivity rate continue to increase in Clark County, the Health District is reminding the public to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others. This includes always wearing a mask in public and when maintaining 6 feet of distance between people who don’t live in the same household is not possible, washing hands often, getting a flu shot, staying home when sick, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched items.