The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services states that due to testing preformed on environmental samples, the number of Total PCR Tests (test encounters) reported is higher than the number of test encounters including only tests preformed on people.
Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Positive PCR tests (people) from Total PCR tests (people).
As of October 30th, 2020,, our Total tests metrics include Nevada's Total tests (in test encounters).
On October 29, 2020, Nevada’s Total PCR Tests (PCR) increased by a smaller amount than the increase in Cases. Because Negative test results are calculated by subtracting Positive PCR tests (people) from Total PCR tests (people), Negative test results decreased on October 29, 2020.
On October 21, 2020, Nevada's cumulative *Recovered number for residents decreased from 1151 to 1139 with no explanation.
On October 15, 2020, Nevada stopped reporting the number of unique people who tested negative on their dashboard without explanation. We carried forward the last reported number of people tested negative between October 15 and October 21 (our policy when a metric goes missing without notice is to “freeze” the number for up to seven days to allow states to recover from temporary reporting problems). Since our API uses the sum of positive+negative tests to calculate the total number of tests in Nevada, this caused the number of total tests on those dates to increase only by the number of positives. On October 21, 2020, we updated the number of Nevada’s negative tests for October 15 through October 20 based on a calculation of (Total people tested – Cases)