Nevada reports 1,267 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more deaths Thursday
Nevada health officials on Thursday reported 1,267 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day total since mid-July, plus 10 additional deaths.
It’s the fifth time in less than two weeks that the state has reported more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a day.
On July 19, Nevada reported 1,288 coronavirus cases.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services officials said six of the 10 deaths were in Clark County, the state’s largest that includes metro Las Vegas.
They said the total number of coronavirus cases statewide now is 105,360 since the pandemic started with 1,824 known deaths.
Gov. Steve Sisolak has urged residents follow public health guidance, including wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing, avoiding large crowds and washing hands frequently.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
But for some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.