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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 30, 2022

Following is the Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly COVID-19 Update. The update contains reports for data from Tuesday, March 22 through Monday, March 28.

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

On Tuesday, March 29, the Southern Nevada Health District announced that second booster doses are now available at its clinics for people age 50 and older and people age 12 and older who are immunocompromised, provided it has been at least four months since they received their first booster dose. This follows authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The booster doses are authorized for the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) and are available to people regardless of which vaccine they originally received. Pfizer booster doses are authorized for people age 12 and older. Moderna boosters are available for people age 18 and older.

Beginning Monday, April 4, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours at the Southern Nevada Health District will be Monday through Friday, 6:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Cases

As of March 28, a total of 496,654 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clark County. A total of 7,789 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19. The full report is available at www.snhd.info/covid-data.

The Health District is updating its reporting to include reinfections in case counts; however, due to a change in methodology, this week’s update does not include reinfections.

Going forward, cases that will be counted as reinfections are individuals who test positive more than 90 days after their initial infection.

Trends

On March 24, the 7-day case count moving average was 67.9, which represents a 14.2 percent decrease compared to the 7-day case count moving average of 79.1 reported on March 11.

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
Omicron9276.0
Omicron (BA.2)2924.0
Total121100.0

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 28, more than 47,700 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose in Clark County and more than 37,500 have completed their vaccine series.

Health District and community partner clinic listings are available at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine.

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 28:

  • Total Doses Reported Administered: 3,464,878

Total Vaccinations Reported Initiated: 1,684,435

  • Percent initiated vaccination:
    • Overall: 72.66%
    • 18 years and older: 86.32%
    • 5 years and older: 75.57%
  • Total Vaccinations Reported Completed: 1,355,221
    • Overall: 58.46%
    • 18 years and older: 69.86%
    • 5 years and older: 60.46%

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

COVID-19 after Vaccination

As of March 28, the Health District has received reports of 76,487 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 592 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people in Clark County. The Health District is reporting a total of 628 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 5 deaths per 10,000 fully vaccinated people. Among unvaccinated people, there have been 7,161 deaths reported. This represents 70 deaths per 10,000 unvaccinated individuals.

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

Wastewater Surveillance

The wastewater weekly surveillance data can be found on the recently added dashboard at https://empower.unlv.edu/.

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.

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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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