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Nevada Reports 838 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths Monday

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada reported 838 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths from the disease on Monday.

The latest numbers bring Nevada to a total of 279,146 reported cases and 4,278 deaths since the pandemic started. Nevada has seen a decline in daily reports of new cases since mid-January but the rate of coronavirus test coming back positive remains high.

The two-week positivity rate was 17.4% on Monday. State coronavirus response director Caleb Cage says that is still high and officials want to see that rate below 10% and closer to 5%.