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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 04: Guests arrive at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip after the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on June 4, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening today as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Nevada health officials say they’re encouraged by a slowing growth rate in new COVID-19 cases statewide since the end of June. The state reported Monday 994 new coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths. That brings the total number of confirmed cases statewide to 51,199 with 847 known deaths since the pandemic began. Of the new cases, 92.5% are in Clark County and 5% in Washoe County. The average growth rate over the most recent week has dipped to 2.2%, down from 2.3% for the seven-day period ending July 31. The growth rate was 2.9% for the seven-day stretch ending June 30.