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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 22, 2021

The Southern Nevada Health District is providing a weekly summary of COVID-19 data and new or updated information about COVID-19 clinics and resources.

COVID-19 Cases

As of October 22, there have been 329,006 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County. The Health District is also reporting the seven-day average of new positive cases as of October 18 is 266.0. A total of 5,900 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19.

The Health District encourages people who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have had contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 to get tested. Testing location information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Home testing kits are now widely available. More information on self-testing kits is available on the Health District website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Report

COVID-19 Booster Doses:

The Health District will begin to administer booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines once final guidance from the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services is provided and internal processes are finalized. This includes “mixing and matching” booster doses.

For people who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series:

For people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster doses are recommended for those who are 18 years and older and those who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Current Vaccine Update:

As of October 22, 2021:

  • Total Doses Reported Administered: 2,597,302

Total Doses Reported Initiated: 1,430,508

  • Percent initiated vaccination:
    • Overall:61.71%
    • 18 years and older: 75.66%
    • 12 years and older: 70.63%
  • Total Doses Reported Completed: 1,202,649
    • Overall: 51.88%
    • 18 years and older: 64.08%
    • 12 years and older:59.10%

Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

COVID-19 after Vaccination

As of October 21, the Health District has received reports of 10,601 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. In Clark County, the current number of cases of COVID-19 in people who are fully vaccinated represents 94.8 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 170 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 1.5 deaths out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people.

The Health District’s reports regarding COVID-19 infections after vaccination are available at: www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.

Variants

Variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 are tracked by the Health District, throughout the United States and globally by public health organizations. The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing, and the best way to reduce the spread and slow the emergence of new variants is to get vaccinated. More information about variants, including classifications and definitions, is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/index.html.

The CDC continues to learn about COVID-19 variants and reports them as follows: Variants Being Monitored (VBM), which may include variants previously designated as Variants of Interest (VOI) or Variants of Concern (VOC), and Variants of High Consequence (VOHC).

As of October 21, the Health District is reporting the following variants being monitored (VBM) in Clark County:

Variant Being Monitored

Count

Percent

Alpha

945

59.9

Beta

9

0.6

Epsilon

226

14.3

Gamma

229

14.5

Eta

0

0.0

Iota

72

4.6

Kappa

0

0.0

Lambda

5

0.3

Mu

91

5.8

Total

1577

100.0

As of October 21, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern (VOC) in Clark County:

Variant of Concern

Count

Percent

Delta

6314

98.1

Delta Plus

122

1.9

Total

6436

100.0

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

Variant (Past 30 days)

Count

Percent

Alpha

0

0.0

Beta

0

0.0

Delta

360

98.4

Delta Plus

6

1.6

Epsilon

0

0.0

Gamma

0

0.0

Total

366

100

 

Expanded COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours

Continuing through Monday, October 25, the Health District has evening and weekend COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours at the Southern Nevada Community Health Center, located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, Friday and Monday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. These expanded hours are in addition to the Southern Nevada Community Health Center’s regular COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours, Monday – Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Clinic Locations

Clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines to the public are available throughout Clark County including at the Health District’s four Clark County School District sites, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Centennial High School, 10200 W. Centennial Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149
  • Cheyenne High School, 3200 W. Alexander Rd., Las Vegas NV 89032
  • Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110
  • Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89113

Updated Health District and community vaccine clinic information is posted to the Health District website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. The website includes a feature that allows people to search for clinic listings by ZIP code.

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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.

2021-10-22T18:31:42-07:00
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