COVID-19 cases in Nevada top 10,000; 444 deaths reported |

COVID-19 cases in Nevada top 10,000; 444 deaths reported

The Associated Press

State health officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada has topped 10,000.

The additional of 244 cases reported Tuesday raised the statewide case total to 10,030 as two additional deaths reported Tuesday raised the total number of deaths to 444 statewide, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday.

The increase of 244 cases was the largest single-day jump since May 22 when 295 additional positive deaths were logged according to state records.

The increase also was well over the daily average of just over 156 during the past week.

Nevada has begun lifting and loosening restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.