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COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 23, 2021

  • The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,107,647 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of July 22. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,219,043; the number of vaccinations completed is 986,609. Approximately 65 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 53 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination.
  • The Health District is reporting 273,860 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 881 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 17 deaths bringing the total to 4,616.
  • The Health District recommends unvaccinated and vaccinated people wear masks in crowded indoor public places, including grocery stores, malls, large events and casinos. Clark County recently mandated that employees who work indoors with members of the public or who are in close proximity to coworkers wear masks.
  • Employers can download Health District signage regarding mask recommendations: http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/toolkit/.
  • Upcoming vaccination clinics are scheduled at the following locations and additional clinic information is available at snhd.info/covid-vaccine:
    • Executive Cuts, 921 W. Owens, Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106
      Saturday, July 24, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014
      Now -Saturday, August 14, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., lower level
    • CSN North Las Vegas, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030 and
      West Charleston 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146 Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV89107
      Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
  • More information about community vaccination site locations can be found at NVCovidFighter.org. The site also features live chat support to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and getting information about the vaccine more accessible.
  • The Health District continues to sequence samples of positive COVID-19 test results to identify variants of concern. To date, Delta B.1.617 variant is the dominant variant with 1,804 cases; the Alpha B.1.1.7 (UK) variant has been identified in 878 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases identified with variants of concern is 3,033.
  • The majority of genome sequencing is completed at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.
  • The Health District is reporting a total of 148 breakthrough cases with a total of 26 deaths.
  • Unvaccinated people who attended large gatherings are at an increased risk of COVID-19 infection and spreading the virus. It is recommended they:
    • Continue wearing masks in public places and in gatherings with unvaccinated friends and family members and maintain a safe social distance both indoors and outdoors until fully vaccinated.
    • Practice frequent handwashing, especially after being in a public place, after coughing, or sneezing and before eating.
    • Visit the CDC’s website for additional guidance for unvaccinated people at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.
  • COVID-19 testing is available at the following locations: Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.; CSN North Las Vegas 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030, CSN West Charleston 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146, and CSN Henderson, 700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002 Tuesday-Friday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Testing is recommended for people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who are not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated and are a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. In addition, unvaccinated people who have participated in activities that put them at a higher risk of infection, including events with limited masking and social distancing. COVID-19 testing information is available: snhd.info/covid-testing and Nevada Health Response: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.

In addition to wearing face masks, the Health District and its partners continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines and testing throughout the community. The COVID-19 vaccine is the most important and effective step people can take to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Additionally, people who are sick should stay home and get tested if they have symptoms related to COVID-19. People who are unvaccinated and have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19, such as traveling or attending mass gatherings should also get tested.

More information about COVID-19, including Health District resources, reports, and testing and vaccine clinic sites is available at www.snhd.info/covid. The Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily and available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.

2021-07-23T16:16:45-07:00