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Nevada COVID-19 positivity rises after month-long decline

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s statewide daily positivity rate for COVID-19 is on an upward trend after a steady decline over the past month. A recent surge in Washoe County and smaller gains in new cases are being reported elsewhere in the tourism-dependent state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 13.2%. Health officials say the increase was likely spurred by increased exposures at social gatherings during the Labor Day weekend. Nevada’s seven-day moving average for its daily positivity rate climbed to 8.6% on Wednesday. In Clark County it was 11% and in Washoe County 6.9%. The goal set by the World Health Organization is 5%.

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