The state of Nevada reported 232 new cases of COVID-19 Monday morning and no new deaths, continuing a downward trend.
Nevada reported 385 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, along with three additional deaths, according to the state Department of Health and Human Service’s website.
Nevada on Friday reported 501 new cases of the coronavirus and 18 more fatalities, according to state data, pushing the infection rate slightly higher.
It’s the first time health officials revealed hard numbers about what role Nevada’s tourism industry could be playing in the state’s outbreak.
Figures posted by the Department of Health and Human Services raised the case total for the state to 74,595, while fatalities increased the death toll to 1,506.
New cases were well below the daily average of nearly 277 for the preceding week, while fatalities were slightly below the daily average of nearly 13 for the period.
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday praised Southern Nevada for progress it has made against COVID-19, while stressing the community will need to remain vigilant to reopen safely and return to greater normalcy.
Hopes that a vaccine will be approved by year’s end continue to build, but questions about efficacy, manufacturing and distribution lead some to call for tempered expectations.
The 0.07 percent decline in the rate came as the state added 260 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths over the preceding day.
Bars in Washoe and Nye counties will reopen next week, but bars in Clark County will remain closed, the state’s COVID-19 task force ruled Thursday.
New data from the Department of Health and Human Services raises the state case total to 72,546 and pushes the death toll to 1,429.