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The three cases of a mutant version of the highly contagious delta variant were detected during genetic sequencing of positive coronavirus tests at a state lab.The three cases of a mutant version of the highly contagious delta variant were detected during genetic sequencing of positive coronavirus tests at a state lab.

‘Delta Plus’ COVID variant detected in Clark County | Las Vegas Review-Journal

In a release issued Thursday, Sisolak said the request and request for deployment of additional federal resources would help “assist in our outreach efforts” in spreading vaccine awareness and opportunities in Clark County. Nevada leads the nation in states with the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, rising more than 108 percent in the last 14 days.In a release issued Thursday, Sisolak said the request and request for deployment of additional federal resources would help “assist in our outreach efforts” in spreading vaccine awareness and opportunities in Clark County. Nevada leads the nation in states with the most COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, rising more than 108 percent in the last 14 days.

Nevada requests assistance from federal ‘surge teams’ to help with rising COVID cases, Delta variant in Southern Nevada

Nevada's COVID-19 test positivity rate rose to 5.8% on Wednesday, pushed higher by cases in Clark County, where the rate hit 6.2% in data released today.Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate rose to 5.8% on Wednesday, pushed higher by cases in Clark County, where the rate hit 6.2% in data released today.

NEW: Nevada reports 11 deaths as test positivity hits 5.8%; hospitalizations double in June | KLAS