Nevada County surpasses 500 COVID-19 cases, 31 active |

Nevada County surpasses 500 COVID-19 cases, 31 active

UPDATE on Sept. 18, 2020

Nevada County has surpassed 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Thursday afternoon’s update announcing a total of 503, 31 of which are active cases.

Five people have died, 467 are considered recovered. Three patients are currently hospitalized.

The reported number of tests conducted remained at 18,556 at the Nevada County coronavirus dashboard.


The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nevada County increased by less than 0.05% since last Thursday, Sept. 3, standing at 496 cases as of noon Wednesday.

Of those, 443 have recovered and 48 cases remain active. There have been five deaths in Nevada County, none of which took place in September.

According to Nevada County’s coronavirus dashboard, 196 cases are in eastern county area of Truckee and 300 in western Nevada County.

In Placer County, total case numbers have reached 3,353, up from 3,238 last week. There have been 39 deaths. Since the Sierra Sun’s report last week, Covid-19 has taken 3 more Placer County lives. There have been 3,025 likely recoveries.

Mid-Placer County did not experience any growth in cases this week.

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