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COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 6, 2021

  • The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of 2,193,163 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Clark County as of August 6. The total number of vaccinations initiated is 1,277,278; the number of vaccinations completed is 1,017,612. Approximately 68.28 percent of adults age 18 and older have initiated vaccination. Approximately 55.26 percent of adults age 18 and older have completed vaccination. Additional vaccination information is available at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/
  • Today, the Health District is reporting 285,938 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 956 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 26 deaths bringing the total to 4,794. Additional information about COVID-19 cases is available at http://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/cases/
  • The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting that 4,640 fully vaccinated individuals have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents 0.46 percent among the fully vaccinated or 46 out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people.
  • The Health District continues to emphasize that while no vaccines are 100 percent effective, the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be highly effective at preventing hospitalizations and death in people who are fully vaccinated.
  • The Health District continues to support Nevada’s mask mandate that vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in indoor public places, including grocery stores, malls, large events and casinos in areas of high disease transmission. This includes Clark County. In addition, the Health District supports the Clark County School District’s recently updated mask policies that all students, staff, and faculty wear masks inside school property as well as on school busses.
  • Updated COVID school guidance is posted at https://media.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/download/COVID-19/resources/SNHD-COVID-19-Preparedness-and-Response-Plan-for-Schools-2021-2022.pdf
  • The Health District has signs advising people to wear masks in public indoor spaces: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:
    • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014
      Through Saturday, August 14, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., lower level
    • UNLV Stan Fulton Building parking lot, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89154
      Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., drive through only
    • 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, NV 89107
      Monday-Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    • Department of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS)
      Multiple locations
      Tuesday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    • All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107
      Fridays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
      Back-To-School immunization clinic, Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
      Only school immunizations will be available at this clinic
  • 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 Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL) currently performs genomic sequencing of positive COVID-19 ( SARS-CoV-2) samples. Samples that are beyond SNPHL’s genomic sequencing capacity are sent to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. SNPHL continues to work to build its sequencing capacity to increase the number of samples it can sequence on a weekly basis.
  • Sequencing data generated by SNPHL are uploaded and shared with the State of Nevada’s sequencing database.
  • As of today, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern in Clark County:
VariantCountPercent
Alpha93223.1
Beta90.2
Delta259964.3
Delta Plus571.4
Epsilon2255.6
Gamma2175.4
Total4039

 

  • 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, in compliance with Nevada’s mask mandate, and in gatherings with unvaccinated friends and family members.
    • 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. ; UNLV Stan Fulton Building parking lot, 801 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV  89154, Sunday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested. People who have symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, as well as people who have had closed contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated should get tested three to five days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative result. People who are not fully vaccinated should quarantine and be tested immediately and retested in five days after their last exposure if they get a negative test result or retest immediately if they start to develop symptoms while they are in quarantine. 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. The CDC has information on its website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html#who-should-get-tested.
  • COVID-19 testing information is available at snhd.info/covid-testing and on the Nevada Health Response website at 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.

2021-08-06T17:03:10-07:00