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COVID cases, deaths climb through August in Nevada, Placer counties

Sierra Sun staff

BY THE NUMBERS

(As of noon, Sept. 3)

NEVADA COUNTY

Number of COVID-19 cases: 450

Number in western county: 268

Number in eastern county: 182

Number of active cases: 65

Number hospitalized: 1

Number of recoveries: 380

Number of deaths: 5

Number tested: 17,376

PLACER COUNTY

Number of COVID-19 cases: 3,062

Number in East Placer: 144

Number in Mid-Placer: 312

Number in South Placer: 2,580

Number of recoveries: 2,689

Number of deaths: 34

Number tested: 72,348

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County increased by more than 50% in the month of the August, standing at 450 cases as of noon Thursday.

Of those 380 have recovered, while there are currently 65 active cases, an increase of 30 active cases on July 31. Five people have died, with four of those deaths reported in August.

According to Nevada County’s coronavirus dashboard, 182 cases are in eastern county area of Truckee with 268 in western Nevada County. At the end of July, there were more cases in eastern Nevada County (148) than western county (140), which has seen a 91% increase in total positive cases in that time span.

In Placer County, total case numbers have reached 3,062, up from 1,790 over the course of the month. The total number of tests increased by 93% to 72,348 countywide, with a 71% increase in positive cases. There have been 34 deaths, a 126% increase over the 15 people who had died through July 31. There have been 2,689 likely recoveries.

In eastern Placer County, 144 people have tested positive, which is up from 87 over the end of July.


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