Clark County Surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 cases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 17, 2021
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,337 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 200,597. The Health District is also reporting 14 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 2,866.
“This is a milestone we never wanted to reach. Every case reported is an individual whose illness has had an impact on a family, a friend and our community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.
“As we continue to receive vaccine and it becomes available to more people, we want to remind Southern Nevadans that we are still in this pandemic. As a community, we must continue to take the steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These still include social distancing, wearing facemasks, handwashing, and limiting interactions to people who live with you as much as you can. These actions and the vaccine will help us as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Leguen.
The Health District’s website has information about testing, vaccine, prevention measures and COVID-29 resources on its website: https://covid.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/. Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine is available on the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html.
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.