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/Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 27, 2021

New Testing Locations

The Southern Nevada Health District is making testing more accessible with mobile sites now availabe at the following locations:

  • Jimmie Hughes Campus, 150 N. Yucca St., Suite 1, Mesquite NV 89027
    Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Ln., Ls Vegas NV 89113
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Enterprise Library, 8310 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89123
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunrise Library, 5400 E. Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106
    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Aliante Library, 2400 Deer Springs Way, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
    Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Testing services are ongoing at these sites and will be available until further notice.

COVID-19 testing is also available at community center kiosk sites, Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., College of Southern Nevada locations, UNLV Stan Fulton, and the Health District’s main public health center at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Visit the testing calendar at www.snhd.info/covid-testing for more information. Additional community testing site locations are available at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada.

Vaccine Update

As of August 27, more than 71 percent of people 18 years of age and older in Clark County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 66 percent of people eligible (people ages 12 and over) have also received at least one dose of the vaccine. Additionally, more than 58 percent of adults in Clark County are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Clark County 2,322,996. Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

Case Updates

Today, the Health District is reporting 301,709 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 698 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 33 deaths bringing the total to 5,160. Additional information about COVID-19 cases is available at www.snhd.info/covid-case.

COVID-19 after Vaccination

As of August 26, the Southern Nevada Health District has received reports of 7,084 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 0.66 percent amongst the fully vaccinated or 66 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is also reporting a total of 105 deaths have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 0.0097% amongst the fully vaccinated or 1 death out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. Additional information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.

The Health District is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated and emphasizing:

  • The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at protecting people against severe illness and death, including disease caused by Delta and other variants circulating in Clark County.
  • Getting vaccinated is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and prevent more variants from developing.
  • No vaccine is 100 percent effective, and breakthrough infections among vaccinated people are expected.
  • Because vaccines are not 100 percent effective, as the number of people who are fully vaccinated goes up, the number of breakthrough cases will also increase.

Variants

As of August 27, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern in Clark County:

VariantCountPercent
Alpha93816.0
Beta90.2
Delta436274.4
Delta Plus1001.7
Epsilon2263.9
Gamma2293.9
Total5864

In the past 30 days, the Health District identified the following variants of concern in Clark County:

VariantCountPercent
Alpha20.2
Beta00.0
Delta89898.7
Delta Plus91.0
Epsilon00.0
Gamma10.1
Total910

Vaccine Clinics

Upcoming vaccination clinics are scheduled at the following locations and additional clinic information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine:

  • Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014
    Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., lower level (near Kohl’s)
  • 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.
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations:
    2621 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104
    8250 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147
    7170 North Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131
    Monday and Friday: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Third doses of COVID-19 are also available for individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised. Third doses can be administered at least 28 days after a second dose has been received. People who have questions about their specific media conditions should talk their health care provider about whether getting an additional dose is right for them. Additional information and resources are available on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-toolkit.

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.

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.

2021-08-27T15:01:02-07:00