Clark County recorded 971 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, shattering the previous one day record for the county. The state of Nevada saw nearly 1,100 the same day. The number of patients with COVID-19 who have been hospitalized has also increased in Nevada for the 5th day in a row to 503.
Clark County has now seen 13,174 positive cases according to the Southern Nevada Health District, with 410 deaths. With the increase, Clark County has confirmed 2,400 new cases since Sunday. Despite the surge in new cases, Clark County is not reporting a large spike in hospitalizations. Fewer than 100 infected people were hospitalized this week, according to health district data.
Public health experts have said the wider availability of COVID-19 testing may be playing a role in the recent uptick of cases, though the infection rate continued to decline through the period when the tests became more widely available before the recent climb.