Number of Nevada COVID-19 cases jumps to more than 2,500 |

Number of Nevada COVID-19 cases jumps to more than 2,500

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada has spiked overnight and brought the total statewide to more than 2,500.

State date published Friday reported that Nevada has 2,571 cases of the novel coronavirus.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports this was the seventh straight triple-digit rise in the daily updates posted by the state Department of Health and Human Services on the  website.

The confirmed cases were drawn from tests on 22,595 people, representing an infection rate of just over 11 percent. That number is likely elevated, however, because an ongoing shortage of testing supplies has largely limited testing to the seriously ill and those who have been in close contact with a diagnosed patient.

Public health officials also on Friday reported four more deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County along with 135 new confirmed cases to push the total caseload in the county to 2,144.

The Southern Nevada Health District provided no information on the latest deaths.