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Nevada’s COVID-19 number of positive tests fell below 10% on Saturday, dropping to 9.9% statewide.
This is the first time since November 2020 the rate of positive cases is below 10%, which continues the downward trend beginning on January 14.
Washoe County’s test positivity rate is 7.5%, continuing a downward trend since a record high positivity rate of 21.5% on December 8.
Governor Sisolak stated in a tweet: “Great news, Nevadans. Our efforts to work together & slow the spread are showing results! Please, continue to stay home if you are sick, wear your mask, wash your hands, get a test if you may have been exposed to #COVID19 & when it’s your turn, sign up for the vaccine.”
Washoe County reported 41 new cases and 1 death on Sunday with 449 active cases today The Washoe County Health District administered 227 tests in the past day.
So far about 13% of Washoe County’s population has initiated the vaccine and about 7% has received two doses, according to the state.
The World Health Organization says regions should have a trend of 5% test positivity for at least 14 days before reopening.