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UPDATE: Nye County reports first COVID-19 death; total hits 358 statewide

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting 358 COVID-19-related deaths as of Monday evening. This is up eight from Sunday.

And Nye County confirmed its first death of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday afternoon, a Pahrump resident who contracted the virus outside the county and passed away outside the county.

The number of positive cases in Nevada grew by 49 over the last day, bringing the total to 6,906.

Washoe County reported a new death on Monday afternoon.

More COVID-19 tests are being conducted across the state as more test sites open. The state saw its largest jump of tests performed this weekend after it increased by 8,500 from Friday to Saturday, according to Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

More than 97,000 tests have been conducted throughout the state and nearly 75,000 tests for the virus have come back negative. The number of tests performed increased by 1,140 in the last 24 hours.

Clark County did not report any new COVID-19 related deaths Monday morning, but the number of cases did increase by 97 in the last 24 hours. As more testing sites open, health experts say to expect the number of COVID-19 cases to rise.

The Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is reporting a total of 296 deaths and 5,463 cases, according to the SNHD’s daily report.

Nearly 600 new cases have been reported in Clark County in the last week.

The health district has revised the way it reports deaths, recovered cases and hospitalizations. In its most recent report, SNHD states that 12.7 people have died for every 100,000 people in Clark County.

That statistic has become an important measure of the severity of outbreaks around the country. A report on Monday indicated the rate for Nevada overall is 10.0. The worst in the nation is New York, at 137.5.

The number of people that have recovered from COVID-19 in Clark County was reported at 4,055 (74.2%) Monday, much lower than previously reported — possibly because of a change in how that number is calculated. The county revised the way it is reporting many of the statistics and a new dashboard is in the works.

Sunday’s report shows one additional hospitalization in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,437 people have been hospitalized in Clark County since the pandemic began, according to SNHD.

The majority of Nevada’s coronavirus cases are in Clark County.

The health district is now providing a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.

SEE: Number of COVID-19 cases by zip code in Clark CountyDownload

Around the Las Vegas valley:

These totals were reported on Friday, May 15:
Las Vegas: 3,919 positive tests
North Las Vegas: 649 positive tests
Henderson: 505 positive tests
Boulder City: 31 positive tests
Mesquite: 14 positive tests
Pahrump: 43 positive tests

More coverage:
Timeline, graphics
and several maps

CASES AROUND NEVADA

SEE ALSO: Sunday’s reports

NYE COUNTY — The county’s first death was confirmed Monday afternoon. The person who died contracted the virus elsewhere and died outside the county. Nye County has had a total of 56 COVID-19 cases, with 33 recoveries and more than 1,530 tests administered to date, officials said in a news release. Pahrump had previously reported 43 positive tests — most of the positives for Nye County.

WASHOE COUNTY — A new death involving a woman in her 90s with underlying health conditions was reported on Monday afternoon. There have been 48 deaths related to COVID-19 cases in the county. Monday’s update indicated 10 new positive tests in Washoe County, a day after the county saw its largest spike in cases with 54. There have now been 1,266 cases in the county, with 672 recoveries and 54 people currently hospitalized.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY — Three new positive tests for COVID-19 were reported Sunday. Three women — one in her 20s, one in her 40s and one in her 50s — are self-isolating at home as officials investigate possible close contacts. The county now has 74 COVID-19 cases.

CARSON CITY — One new case involving a woman in her 40s was reported on Sunday. The area now has a total of 71 positive tests for COVID-19. Officials say 44 people have recovered and three people are currently hospitalized.

ELKO COUNTY — The county’s dashboard reports three new positive tests involving residents. The county now has a total of 21 COVID-19 cases. No further information was provided.

CHURCHILL COUNTY — The county is now reporting seven total cases, an increase of one since their last update. No further information was available.

LYON COUNTY — A man in his 70s has tested positive, and Lyon County now has 48 COVID-19 cases. Officials are working to identify possible close contacts.

Only three counties have yet to report a positive test: Esmeralda, Eureka and Pershing.

Six counties — Clark, Washoe, Humboldt, Elko, Churchill and Carson City — have reported deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Nevada.