Nevada virus positivity hits new low



As of Monday, Nevada’s positivity rate for coronavirus testing fell below 5 percent for the first time since the pandemic started.
The 4.8 percent rate is now below the goal set by the World Health Organization.
On top of that, the Nevada Hospital Association is reporting there are just 300 hospitalizations, the lowest number in many months. The state is also down to a 14-day rolling average of just 204 daily cases.
As of Monday, Nevada had logged 301,334 cases of the virus.
The Nevada State Public Health Lab reports there are four variants that make up two-thirds of all virus cases. Two of them are the so-called California variants that officials say may be more infectious than the original version of the virus.
In addition, officials have identified 37 more cases of the UK variant in Nevada. A lab spokesman said that variant comes in ninth on the list of variants in Nevada.


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