LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Nevada on Sunday reported 222 additional COVID-19 cases and one more death.
The latest figures raised the state's pandemic totals to 299,287 cases and 5,118 known deaths. Authorities say 161 of the new cases were reported in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas.
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.
Health officials already have confirmed the first northern Nevada case of a COVID-19 variant that originated in the United Kingdom and they are trying to determine if the infection linked to a large gathering in Washoe County may have spread to others.