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Clark County records 848 new coronavirus cases; state sees 985

Updated July 3, 2020 - 8:10 pm

Clark County recorded 848 new coronavirus cases and three deaths as of Friday morning, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.

The total is the county’s second-highest daily increase, behind the 971 new cases recorded June 26. Health district officials said that number was inflated due to reporting delays; it was unclear Friday whether the latest number is similarly inflated.

The county also recorded 377 estimated recoveries in the preceding day, marking an estimated total of 10,402 recoveries.

Friday’s number is well above the average of nearly 615 over the preceding week, and the county’s three deaths mark a slight decrease from last week’s average of nearly four.

County virus hospitalizations reached 25, above last week’s daily average of about 17.5. Statewide hospitalizations of confirmed and suspected coronavirus patients was greater than 700 for the first time since April.

Nevada’s infection rate is at 7.09 percent after the state registered its 16th straight daily increase, according to state data. Tests performed over the past day were also recorded at 11,792, a one-day record.

Across Nevada

Statewide, 985 new coronavirus cases were recorded, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s the second-highest one-day increase reported by the state. Department officials have said the highest one-day total, 1,159 on June 26, was inflated due to delayed reporting.

There was a slight discrepancy in the statewide total of coronavirus cases between state and local agencies, with 20,718 cases reported by the state and 20,725 reported by local agencies as of midmorning Friday. The state also reported the death total in Nevada had reached 528.

Washoe County reported a record high of 150 new cases, toppling Thursday’s record of 119. The total cases recorded in the county reached 3,073 cases, according to a statement from the Regional Information Center.

There were also two new deaths, a female in her 70s with underlying health conditions and a man in his 60s with no underlying health conditions, bringing the countywide total to 79 deaths, the statement said.

The county also reported 80 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds and 53 percent of all intensive care unit beds are occupied, officials said. Twenty-one percent of all ventilators are in use.

Nye County reported five new cases Friday, bringing the total in the county to 121 cases. 104 of those were in Pahrump, according to Nye County Public Information Officer Arnold Knightly. The county had no new deaths.

Contact Amanda Bradford at abradford@reviewjournal.com. Follow @amandabrad_uc on Twitter. Review-Journal reporter Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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