Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 13, 2022
Following is the Southern Nevada Health District’s weekly COVID-19 Update. The update contains reports for data from Tuesday, April 5 through Monday, April 11.
COVID-19 resources and information are available on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid.
This week, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 8,180 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19, an increase of 356. Of those deaths, 306 are the result of a reporting backlog and comprehensive data review by staff. The review included performing a data linkage between cases reported in the system and death certificate data. The breakdown of the backlog by date of death is included below:
As of April 11, a total of 502,211 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Clark County. To access Health District COVID-19 reports go to www.snhd.info/covid-data.
The Health District will be updating its reporting to include reinfections in case counts. Due to changes in methodology, these updates are not currently available. Cases that will be counted as reinfections are individuals who test positive more than 90 days after their initial infection.
Self-test Kit Distribution
The Health District has distributed approximately 200,000 COVID-19 self-test kits to jurisdictional partners and community-based organizations serving minority and underserved populations to help reduce health disparities and improve access to testing.
On April 7, the 7-day case count moving average was 81.4, which represents a 6.1 percent decrease compared to the 7-day case count moving average of 86.7 reported on March 25.
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:
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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 April 11, more than 47,860 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose in Clark County and more than 37,670 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. Additional vaccination updates are available at www.snhd.info/covid-data.
COVID-19 after Vaccination
As of April 11, the Health District has received reports of 78,913 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 613 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people in Clark County. The Health District is reporting a total of 755 deaths that have occurred in fully vaccinated Clark County residents. This represents 6 deaths per 10,000 fully vaccinated people. Among unvaccinated people, there have been 7,426 deaths reported. This represents 72 deaths per 10,000 unvaccinated individuals.
Previous Health District COVID-19 breakthrough infection reports are available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.
The wastewater weekly surveillance data can be found on the recently added dashboard at www.snhd.info/covid-data/wastewater.
The antiviral medications Paxlovid and Molnupiravir are available at the Health District’s 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. Paxlovid is available for people ages 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. For more information go to www.snhd.info/antivirals.
The Health District does not offer 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.
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.