Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 17, 2020
Today, the Southern Nevada Health District reported 63,301 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 224 cases since yesterday.
The Health District is adding a series of new weekly city reports that will be posted each Thursday to its website. The reports will provide more specific data for the jurisdictions of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite, and North Las Vegas. Reports for smaller jurisdictions are not provided based on lower cases counts or population size.
These reports, as well as the daily aggregated report and trends report, are available on the Health District website. Additionally, the information on these reports is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard available at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/covid-19-dashboard/.
The Health District continues to recommend testing for the public. Testing is recommended for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Testing is highly recommended for:
- People with symptoms of COVID-19.
- Anyone who has been in contact with someone who has a confirmed or possible case of COVID-19.
- Anyone who was in a setting where they were exposed to a large crowd of people who were not wearing face coverings or maintaining social distancing.
- Anyone planning to visit someone at high risk for COVID-19 illness, including people 65 years of age and older people with serious medical conditions.
Online registration is available for testing at the Health District’s locations at 280 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 and All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107. Registration for these sites is available in English and Spanish at www.snhd.info/get-tested.
Information about additional community testing locations is available on the Health District’s website: www.snhd.info/covid-19-testing-sites and the Nevada Health Response website at https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada.
Flu shots are now available in Health District public health centers. All immunizations are available by appointment only to ensure appropriate social distancing. Appointments can be made by calling the Immunization Clinic at (702) 759-0850. More information is available on the Health District website at www.snhd.info/flu.
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.