Nevada death toll from COVD-19 surpasses 2,000

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Christopher DeVargas

Diane Vega, a respiratory therapist at UMC, processes sealed COVID-19 tests at the new Cashman Center testing facility, Mon. Aug 3, 2020.

Sat, Nov 21, 2020 (2:03 p.m.)

Nevada on Saturday reported 29 more COVID-19-related deaths for the second straight day, taking the coronavirus outbreak's death toll in the state past 2,000.

The state also reported 2,019 additional coronavirus cases, increasing the statewide total to 131,733 cases. There have been 2,011 deaths in Nevada.

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.

Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases, daily deaths and COVID-19 testing positivity all continued to rise in Nevada over the past two weeks, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project and Johns Hopkins University analyzed by The Associated Press.

The average of daily new cases rose from 1,019 on Nov. 5 to 1,854 on Friday as the average of daily deaths went from 9.7 to 12.7 and the average of the positivity rate rose from 10.2% to 14.4%

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.

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