Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 18, 2021
LAS VEGAS – Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting the tragic milestone that more than 5,000 people in Clark County have died due to COVID-19.
“This is a tragedy for everyone who has lost a loved one, family member, and friend, and I offer my condolences to all those who have been impacted by the pandemic,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.
To date, 5,005 people in Clark County have died and 295,104 cases of COVID-19 have been reported.
The Health District is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, and those who are not yet fully vaccinated to get their second doses as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death.
As of August 17, more than 2,256,403 doses have been administered in Clark County. Approximately 70 percent of people 18 years of age and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and approximately 65 percent of those currently eligible (people 12 and older) have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
More information about vaccines and clinic locations is available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid.
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.