Clark County COVID-19 cases see decline last week

COVID-related deaths in Nevada top 11,000
A man receives a COVID-19 test
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) – Reversing a trend from the past several weeks, new numbers from Clark County released on Wednesday showed a decline in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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The 14-day moving average of new cases in the county was down 12.5 from last week -- 637 new cases per day, compared to 728 the week before. The number tells the average number of cases per 100,000 population.

A look at the actual case numbers reported in the county shows an even steeper drop -- 24% -- with 4,927 cases reported, compared to 6,513 the previous week.

Hospitalizations have also dropped after rising for the last seven weeks. Clark County had 338 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, including 53 in ICU and 22 on ventilators. Figures from the CDC will be released on Thursday as to whether the county remains at a "high" or "medium" community level. Clark County has been rated “high” for the past two weeks

Statewide, the 14-day moving average of new cases was at 834 -- down 11.5% from last week, with overall hospitalizations down 8 to 402.

Nevada reported 39 deaths, pushing the total for the pandemic to 11,006.