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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 11, 2022

Following is the Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly summary of COVID-19 data and new or updated information about COVID-19 clinics and resources.

Today, Friday, March 11, is the last daily update to the Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 dashboard. Weekly updates of the Health District’s COVID-19 dashboard, aggregate and trends reports will begin on Wednesday, March 16.

The reporting change reflects the ongoing transition of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state and in Clark County. The new data reporting process also reflects more traditional disease surveillance reporting.

Trends

On March 7, the 7-day case count moving average was 73.0, which represents a 37.6 percent decrease compared to the 7-day case count moving average of 117.1 reported on March 1. Summarizing the cases per day between March 1 and March 7, the case rate per 100,000 over the past 7 days is 22.8 which puts Clark County at moderate transmission using the former CDC community transmission metrics and well under the newly recommended less than 200 cases per 100,000 over the last 7 days using the new CDC framework.

On March 7, Clark County’s test positivity rate 7-day moving average was 4.1 percent, which represents a 31.7 percent decrease compared to the 7-day moving average percent positivity rate of 5.4 percent reported on March 1. The 7-day test positivity rate of 4.1 percent is in the low transmission range (<5%) under the former CDC guidance.)

COVID-19 Testing

Households in the United States can now order a second set of four, free at-home COVID-19 test kits from the Department of Health and Human Services as part of efforts to ensure equitable accessibility to COVID-19 testing and prevention methods are available. The test kits can be ordered online at COVIDtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489.

A Frequently Asked Questions page regarding the a-home COVID-19 test kits is also available.

Operations at the drive-thru site at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium have ended as of Thursday, March 10.

Health District COVID-19 testing community sites are listed at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. Other locations offering tests and vaccinations, including local pharmacies, can be found at www.nvcovidfighter.org.

People seeking self-test kits can visit Immunize Nevada’s NV COVID Fighter website at https://www.nvcovidfighter.org/find-test.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Effective Wednesday, March 16, the Health District’s College of Southern Nevada vaccine clinics will be adjusting their hours and availability. There are no changes to the testing operations at these locations.

  • CSN North Las Vegas
    3200 E. Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
    New hours, effective Wednesday, March 16: Monday — Friday, 12 p.m. — 4 p.m.
    Current hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • CSN West Charleston
    6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
    New hours, effective Wednesday, March 16: Monday — Friday, 12 p.m. —4 p.m.
    Current hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
  • CSN Henderson
    700 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89002
    Closing, Wednesday, March 16.

COVID Treatment

The antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are available to patients who meet the criteria at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. Paxlovid is available for people age 65 and older and people ages 12 to 64 who are at risk for severe illness. People must test positive for COVID-19 and must have had onset of symptoms within the last five days. Molnupiravir has similar indications for use but can only be used by those 18 years of age and older and is not indicated for use during pregnancy. People can come to the Health District’s public health center to be evaluated and provided with the treatment, if indicated. People can also speak to their health care provider, who can evaluate them, and if treatment is indicated, can provide a prescription, which can be filled at the 280 S. Decatur public health center. The treatments are free.

The Health District is not offering monoclonal antibodies at its clinic. To find a treatment center in Clark County, go to https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-treatment/ or call (1-800) 401-0946.

COVID-19 Cases

As of March 10, a total of 491,021 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clark County, an increase of 369 cases over the previous day. A total of 7,653 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19. The full report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.

Variants

The information about variants identified in Clark County reflects a sample of COVID-19 positive tests sequenced. This provides the Health District’s Office of Disease Surveillance and Control with information about variants that are circulating in the community.

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

Variant (Past 30 days)CountPercent
Alpha00.0
Beta00.0
Delta00.0
Delta Plus00.0
Epsilon00.0
Gamma00.0
Omicron36998.7
Omicron (BA.2)51.3
Total374100.0

 

Reducing disease transmission through vaccination is one of the best ways to slow the emergence of new variants. Vaccines remain the most effective measure to protect against serious illness and hospitalization and to reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Report

COVID-19 Pediatric Doses

As of March 10, more than 46,800 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose in Clark County and more than 36,000 have completed their vaccine series.

Health District and community partner clinic listings and appointment access are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are accepted.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect children from getting COVID-19. Children may be at lower risk than adults of becoming seriously ill, but it is still possible. The vaccine is safe, effective and free.

Current Vaccine Update:

As of March 10:

  • Total Doses Reported Administered: 3,443.569

Total Vaccinations Reported Initiated: 1,678,495

  • Percent initiated vaccination:
    • Overall: 72.41%
    • 18 years and older: 86.07 %
    • 5 years and older: 75.30%
  • Total Vaccinations Reported Completed: 1,350,665
    • Overall 58.26%
    • 18 years and older: 69.72%
    • 5 years and older 60.25%

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

COVID-19 after Vaccination

Due to technical issues, a breakthrough report is not available today.

The Health District’s COVID-19 breakthrough infection reports are available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.

Additional COVID-19 information and resources are available on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid.

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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.

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