Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 | 1:51 p.m.
Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 512 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths as Gov. Steve Sisolak hailed downward trends in the coronavirus outbreak’s current surge.
The numbers reported by the state increased the state’s pandemic totals to 288,348 cases and 4,709 known deaths.
Clark County had 480 of the new cases and 14 of the additional deaths reported Sunday.
The state’s largest county has had 222,429 cases and 3,639 of the deaths since the pandemic started.
Nevada’s two-week positivity rate has been trending down since mid-January and dropped to 13.1%, according to data posted Sunday.
New cases fell below the 14-day moving average of 557 cases per day.
Statistics show Nevada is averaging 16 deaths per day over the same period.
“We continue to see declines in our COVID trends — this is great news!,” Sisolak said on Twitter.
The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.