Nevada sees record one-day jump in COVID-19 deaths

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Healthcare workers test patients in their car at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site run by the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and the Nevada National Guard, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Las Vegas.

Fri, Jul 31, 2020 (3:52 p.m.)

Nevada health officials say the state saw a record spike in single-day confirmed deaths from COVID-19.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Friday Nevada saw 29 additional fatalities from the novel coronavirus — the largest since the outbreak began — and recorded 1,264 new cases.

That moves the case total for Nevada to 48,088 and the death toll to 830.

The agency also reported a net increase of 14 hospitalizations of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases to a total of 1,159.

That is just one below the highest total of 1,160 recorded in the state’s hospitalization database for July 23.

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