County hits daily COVID-19 high and surpasses 5000 total cases

Clark County recorded 84 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, hitting a new single-day high, while also surpassing 5,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.

The county has 5,083 confirmed cases to date. Clark County Public Health reported one new death, a woman in her 70s, on Tuesday. The county now has 71 total deaths.

In the midst of a virus surge, the county has 255 active COVID-19 cases, or people still in their isolation period. That number is down from 266 active cases Monday. But virus activity continues to increase in Clark County.

The current rate of new COVID-19 cases in the county is 131.42 cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days, an increase from 123.85 per 100,000 from last week.

Clark County remains in the “high range” of COVID-19 activity, according to the state’s guidelines.