Nevada's efforts to #StayHome have saved lives. However, now is not the time to relax social distancing. In the last week, COVID-19 killed more people than car accidents and the flu/pneumonia combined in Nevada. Worse, the death rate increased 82%. Therefore, Nevada is at a high risk, currently.
Nevada is on the right trend in terms of social distancing and lowering the rate of growth. Nevada needs to continue to lower weekly growth rate in cases and deaths to below 20% per week. Based on an higher than average case fatality rate, Nevada is likely under-counting infections, possibly due to limited access to testing. In other words, there are likely more cases than reporting indicates.
While some counties appear less at risk, to the extent that someone in the community interacts with someone in a county that has a higher infection rate, infections can easily spread to any community in the state. In less than 90 days, the coronavirus grew from a single confirmed case in the US on January 21 to confirmed cases in every state and 85% of all counties (as of April 15th).
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|Population||Confirmed Cases As of Apr 15||Total Deaths as of Apr 15||Deaths, 7 Days (Apr 8 to 15)||Deaths, 7 Days, per 1,000,000||Cases per 1,000,000 people||Case Fatality Rate (CFR)||Weekly Growth in Cases (Apr 8 to 15)||Weekly Growth in Deaths (Apr 8 to 15)|