Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 28, 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.
As of October 28, there have been 331,107 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 24 is 293 cases, while the 7-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 6.9 percent. A total of 5,963 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 is administering booster doses of the Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccines to eligible individuals at its COVID-19 vaccine clinics. People can get the booster dose with the same vaccine as they originally received or with a different vaccine.
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 receipt of the second dose of either of these vaccines :
- 65 years and older
- Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
- Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
- Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings
For people who received the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, booster doses are recommended for people who are 18 years of age and older regardless other risk factors who received a dose of this vaccine two or more months ago.
Current Vaccine Update:
As of October 28, 2021:
- Total Doses Reported Administered: 2,638,387
Total Doses Reported Initiated: 1,441,481
- Percent initiated vaccination:
- 18 years and older: 76.24%
- 12 years and older: 71.19%
- Total Doses Reported Completed: 1,210,961
- Overall: 52.24%
- 18 years and older: 64.50%
- 12 years and older:59.53%
Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.
COVID-19 after Vaccination
As of October 28, the Health District has received reports of 11,104 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 99.3 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people. The Health District is reporting a total of 183 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 1.6 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 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 28, the Health District is reporting the following variants being monitored (VBM) in Clark County:
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As of October 28, the Health District is reporting the following variants of concern (VOC) in Clark County:
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In the past 30 days, the Health District identified the following variants in Clark County:
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COVID-19 vaccine clinic evening hours have been extended at the Health District’s main location at 280 S. Decatur through the end of November. COVID-19 vaccines are available on Mondays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Health District and community clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines to the public are also available throughout Clark County. For a complete listing go to www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. The website includes a feature that allows people to search for clinic listings by ZIP code.
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.