Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 20, 2022
NOTE: This will be the last COVID-19 weekly update the Southern Nevada Health District will distribute. The Health District’s dashboard will continue to be updated each Wednesday and reports will be posted to the website at www.snhd.info/covid-data. News releases, updates and briefings will continue to be sent as needed.
The update contains reports for data from Tuesday, April 12 through Monday, April 18.
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 8,355 Clark County residents have died from COVID-19, an increase of 185. Of those deaths, 178 are the result of a reporting backlog and comprehensive data review by staff. NOTE: The mortality status of 10 cases reported last week was updated based upon further quality assurance review resulting in a total of 296 instead of 306 as reported last week. These reviews include 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 18, a total of 505,674 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.
On April 14, the 7-day case count moving average was 104.1, which represents a 6.1 percent increase compared to the 7-day case count moving average of 98.1 reported on April 1.
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 18, more than 48,700 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine dose in Clark County and more than 38,300 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 18, the Health District has received reports of 80,482 fully vaccinated individuals testing positive for COVID-19. This represents 624 cases out of every 10,000 fully vaccinated people in Clark County. The Health District is reporting a total of 762 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 7,593 deaths reported. This represents 74 deaths per 10,000 unvaccinated individuals.
Previous Health District COVID-19 breakthrough infection reports are available at www.snhd.info/covid-breakthrough.
Current Vaccine Update:
As of April 18:
- Total Doses Reported Administered: 3,520,958
- Total Additional/Booster Doses Administered: 591,434
Total Vaccinations Reported Initiated: 1,692,105
- Percent initiated vaccination:
- Overall: 72.99%
- 18 years and older: 86.66%
- 5 years and older: 75.93%
- Total Vaccinations Reported Completed: 1,359,511
- Overall: 58.65%
- 18 years and older: 70.04%
- 5 years and older: 60.65%
Additional vaccination information is available at www.snhd.info/covid-cases.
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.