Nevada updates COVID-19 case numbers

Website updated to reflect confirmed and presumptive cases


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Shannon Litz
Public Information Officer, Director's Office
Carson City - March 11, 2020

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services has updated the statewide test result totals for Nevada COVID-19 cases.

Through the State’s partnership with local health districts, the website dpbh.nv.gov/coronavirus has been updated to include statewide totals as of Tuesday afternoon, in advance of the previously-identified weekly Thursday update.

“We recognize that this is a quickly evolving situation and appreciate our partners and their work to provide this information to share with Nevada communities,” said Richard Whitley, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The table includes cases that have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those that are positive but considered presumptive until CDC confirmation, and a total of cases that tested negative. Additionally, information on Nevadans who are under public health supervision (also known as persons under monitoring or “PUM”) are included.

About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, runny nose and/or sore throat. However, limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with this illness.


Based on what has been seen previously during respiratory disease outbreaks caused by coronavirus, it is believed that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear anytime between two and 14 days after exposure. At this time, it is unclear how easily or sustainably COVID-19 is spreading between people. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, but like any respiratory viral illness it is recommended to practice good health hygiene habits.

To prevent the spread of flu and viruses:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For questions about COVID-19 go to dpbh.nv.gov/coronavirus or call 800-860-0620, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.