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Nevada reports 1,483 new coronavirus cases, 18 more deaths

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Published: Jan. 17, 2021 at 11:45 AM PST
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 1,483 new coronavirus cases and 18 more deaths amid a continuing COVID-19 surge.

According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, the latest numbers increased the totals to 261,573 cases and 3,779 known deaths since the pandemic began.

On Saturday, Nevada officials reported a daily record high of 63 COVID-19 deaths along with 2,040 additional confirmed cases. The state’s previous high number of deaths reported on a single day was 62 on Thursday.

Statistics show 1,334 of the new coronavirus cases reported Sunday were in Clark County along with 14 of the 18 deaths. Nevada’s largest county has had 200,597 of the state’s cases and 2,866 of its deaths during the pandemic.

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