Nevada virus positivity rate drops to level seen in October

LAS VEGAS — Reports of new coronavirus cases in Nevada continued to decline Wednesday, with the state's two-week rolling rate of tests coming back positive dropping to a level not seen since late October.
Nevada's 14-day positivity rate was 8.6%.
Health officials reported 516 new COVID-19 cases and 16 additional deaths.
The state has seen a total of 292,059 cases and 4,919 deaths since the pandemic started.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
Candice McDaniel, the health bureau chief of Nevada's Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, told reporters on Wednesday that 13% of Nevada's population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, on par with the national average.


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