Positivity Rate Goes Up

Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 2,511 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 14 additional deaths and a record high two-week positivity rate. Health officials said the state’s positivity rate calculated over a two-week period now is 21%. In other words for every 100 tested, 21 came back positive. On Saturday, Nevada reported a record 3,194 cases with 29 deaths. Gov. Steve Sisolak noted the record high number of additional cases and the state’s high COVID-19 positivity rate and urged Nevadans to stay home as much as possible, wear masks and avoid crowds.