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Elko County's positivity rate dips from 7.6% to 7.4%
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Elko County's positivity rate dips from 7.6% to 7.4%


ELKO — Despite 17 new cases, Elko’s County’s positivity rate dipped from 7.6% on Friday to 7.4% — seeing an increase in tests from 10,633 to 11,058 over the weekend and on Monday.

Elko County reported 17 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 19 recoveries over the weekend and Monday.

Five of the active cases are hospitalized; four receiving care at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital and the other at the University of Utah.

Of the cases reported Monday evening in the county’s press release, 10 came from Elko, six were from Spring Creek and one was in West Wendover.

Nine of the new positives were female, and eight were male — ranging in age from 0-9 category all the way up to 70 and older.

Of the new cases, one each came in the 0-9 and 10-19 age groups, three in the 20-29 category, four in the 30-39 range, three in the 40-49 group, two apiece in the 50-59 and 60-69 divisions and one from the 70 and older category.

Nine of the cases occurred in people who experienced symptoms, while eight of the cases were “unknown” if symptoms persisted.

Seven of the cases had a “connection to a confirmed case,” five did not have a connection to a confirmed positive, four were tribal cases that are being investigated by Indian Health Services and the other is under a separate investigation.

The county is now up to 895 confirmed cases of COVID-19 — currently 54 of which are active — with 832 recoveries.

In total, there have been eight deaths due to the virus — five coming from the skilled nursing facility.

Keep an eye out for symptoms that may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with the following symptoms should reach out to their healthcare provider or call the COVID-19 hotline at (775) 777-2507 or text or email

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