Public Health Update: COVID-19
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 14, 2020
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 1,021 new cases of COVID-19. Daily case counts reflect the number of newly confirmed cases received from a variety of laboratory sources and do not reflect testing dates or symptom onset for cases.
The increase can be attributed to a marked increase in community testing that has resulted in thousands more electronic lab records being received by the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory as well as a technical issue that resulted in a delay in reporting of results by one laboratory. This issue has been resolved.
A Trends report that redistributes cases by symptom onset as case investigations are conducted is available at www.SNHD.info/covid.
Reports of coronavirus have been increasing in Clark County, and the Health District continues to remind people to take precautions. This includes wearing face coverings in public, practicing social distancing, staying home if you are experiencing symptoms, and washing your hands frequently. For more information visit the Health District’s website at www.SNHD.info.
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.