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Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released options to reduce quarantine for people exposed to COVID-19 from the current 14 day period to 10 days without testing or seven days if they have received a negative test result. Based on local circumstances and available local resources, the Southern Nevada Health District is implementing these quarantine options in Clark County effective immediately. The options for seven and 10 day quarantine include:

2020-12-02T16:55:09-08:00

World AIDS Day, December 1

LAS VEGAS – On the 32nd World AIDS Day, the Southern Nevada Health District is launching its Collect2Protect online HIV/STD at-home testing kit program as part of its efforts to strengthen the community’s HIV/STD services. Collect2Protect is tool to assist with this year’s theme Ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic: Resilience and Impact. For information about the program, visit the Collect2Protect webpage: www.snhd.info/c2p.

2020-12-01T09:05:53-08:00

November 24, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District will institute changes to operations in compliance with the recent directives announced Sunday by Governor Steve Sisolak. These changes will be in place for three weeks and will limit capacity at Health District public health centers. Effective Wednesday, November 25, services will be available by appointment or unavailable for a three-week period, until Wednesday, December 16.

2020-11-24T16:06:23-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates increase in Clark County, so is the demand for testing. The Southern Nevada Health District is reminding residents and employers that a negative test result is not required to be released from isolation or quarantine, nor is it valid to terminate isolation/quarantine before the required time (10 days for isolation/14 days for quarantine). The Health District does not provide return-to-work documentation.

2020-11-23T11:10:55-08:00

COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a sobering milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, 1,622 new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, bringing the total in Clark County to 100,552. The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 1,647.

2020-11-19T11:04:10-08:00

Mask Up. Back Up. Wash Up.

The holiday season is here, and the Southern Nevada Health District is encouraging everyone to plan safe and healthy celebrations with their families. To remind everyone of the basic preventive measures they can take, the Health District is launching its “Mask Up. Back Up. Wash Up.” campaign. The informational campaign urges Southern Nevadans to step up to bring COVID down by wearing face coverings when they do have to be in public or around people who don’t live in the same household, maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet, and washing hands frequently.

2020-11-18T10:14:06-08:00

No-Cost Saturday Flu Clinic offered for Southern Nevadans

The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled an additional no-cost flu clinic on Saturday, November 21, at Eldorado High School making it more convenient for Clark County residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” as they head into the holiday season. Vaccine is available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-11-17T12:24:03-08:00

The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Encourages You to Participate in the Great American Smokeout on November 19, 2020

Reno, NV – November 17, 2020 - The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition (NTPC), comprised of collaborating public health and private partner organizations, encourages Nevadans to participate in the 44th Annual Great American Smokeout. Observed on the third Thursday of November each year, the Great American Smokeout is a challenge for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout helpingdramatically change American’s attitudes about smoking.

2020-11-17T12:01:35-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update – Large Events Planning

LAS VEGAS – The Health District has developed a set of parameters for making its recommendations for the approval of large events in Clark County that is available on its website. Today, public health indicators are trending toward surveillance capacity because the 7-day average number of new cases is 569. The Health District recommends that events with less than 1,000 attendees can move forward for possible approval by the appropriate state agency with the caveat that these events could be postponed or canceled if conditions deteriorate. Under this condition, the Health District does not recommend approval for events of more than 1,000 attendees until three consecutive days of all parameters are found to be in green, not trending toward surveillance capacity or yellow, trending toward surveillance capacity. Large gathering plans are ultimately approved by the Division of Industrial Relations, after review by the Health District and other local jurisdictions.

2020-11-12T15:47:20-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 1,032 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 86,673. The Health District is also reporting a total of 1,564 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 17. The number of deaths reported today includes 17 deaths that were previously reported to the state but had not yet been submitted to the Health District, and therefore not included in our local COVID-19 reports. These deaths occurred between May 30, 2020, and September 19, 2020. Today’s total also reflects a decrease of five previously reported deaths that were found not to be residents of Clark County. These adjustments are being made in keeping with the recently reviewed COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services on October 19, 2020, and in partnership with the state to review and reconcile reports

2020-11-06T11:03:39-08:00

Southern Nevadans have more chances to Show Flu Who’s Boss this flu season

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District has scheduled additional no-cost flu clinics at area high schools making it more convenient for Clark County residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” this season and get their flu vaccine. Vaccine is available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-11-03T10:56:30-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 890 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of cases in Clark County to 81,684 . The Health District is also reporting seven new COVID-19 deaths. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as we are seeing continued community transmission and people continue to get tested However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-30T11:59:06-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 609 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total of cases in Clark County to 77,426. The Health District is also reporting six new COVID-19 deaths; however, the total number of deaths reported today remains at 1,488. Based on the new COVID-19 surveillance death definition finalized by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and current as of October 19, 2020, the Health District reviewed its previously reported data and the total number of deaths reported in Clark County was decreased by six.

2020-10-23T11:15:35-07:00

Show Flu Who’s Boss this flu season

The Southern Nevada Health District is asking residents to “Show Flu Who’s Boss” this season by getting their flu vaccine. The Health District is hosting two no-cost community flu vaccine clinics at area high schools on Wednesday, October 21 and Wednesday, November 4. Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary. This season it is more important than ever for people to protect themselves, their families, and their community from flu. The Health District is encouraging flu vaccinations to help ensure medical resources are conserved, and the health care system is not overtaxed as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Upcoming Health District community clinics are scheduled for:

2020-10-20T10:18:10-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 807 new cases of COVID-19 today as the positivity rate continues to slowly increase in Clark County. The increase in new case reports is not unexpected as more people are getting tested, and more lab reports are received by the Health District. However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

2020-10-19T09:38:09-07:00

Health District hosts flu clinics at area high schools

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is holding no-cost flu vaccine clinics at area high schools beginning Wednesday, October 14. Vaccine will be available for both adults and children 6 months of age and older. The clinics will offer 200 doses on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary.

2020-10-08T10:03:06-07:00

Health District issues tips for a safer and healthier Halloween

LAS VEGAS – As the community starts to prepare for Halloween, the Southern Nevada Health District is issuing tips to help plan for a safer and healthier holiday season. Celebrations with members of the same household or holding virtual parties pose the lowest risk for spreading viruses. People who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or who live with someone who is at increased risk, should avoid in-person gatherings and consider participating in lower risk events with people who live in the same household.

2020-10-05T09:55:47-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 68,162 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 663 since yesterday. Today’s increased case total is a result of delayed reporting from laboratories. The Health District provides comprehensive COVID-19 data on its website, including a Trends Report with a graph and table that distributes cases by symptom onset.

2020-10-02T11:13:53-07:00

Health District and City of Henderson team up for drive-up flu vaccine clinic

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District and the City of Henderson are teaming up to host an appointment-based, no-cost, drive-up flu vaccine clinic at the Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino parking garage. Registration is available at www.bit.ly/oct6flu. Drive-up and walk-up clients without appointments will be accommodated if vaccine supplies allow. The drive-up clinic will offer 400 doses of vaccine for adults.

2020-09-29T09:21:40-07:00

Food Handler Safety Training Card services will resume at Health District locations

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Food Handler Safety Training Card program will resume operations for first-time clients on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Services will be available by appointment only. First-time food handler safety training card applicants can make an appointment by calling (702) 759-0595. New card applicants will have until Dec. 31, 2020, to obtain their card. Food facilities will not receive demerits if a first-time applicant is working without a card at this time.

2020-09-24T10:01:35-07:00

Neighborhood COVID-19 Test Sites Available Beginning Sept. 24

Additional community-based COVID-19 testing sites are scheduled to open in the city of Las Vegas beginning Thursday Sept. 24. The hours for these new locations will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the first site at Clark High School, 4291 Pennwood Ave., open Sept. 24-25. The testing will be at the school’s auxiliary gymnasium off Sirius Avenue. In addition, a site at Western High School, 4601 W. Bonanza Road, is scheduled to be open Oct. 8-9, and a site at Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way, is scheduled for Oct. 15-16

2020-09-21T15:30:48-07:00

Statement from Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District

Clark County and the Southern Nevada Health District have been working closely with their partners at the State of Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to respond to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Together, we have secured additional disease investigation and contact tracing resources that have allowed for the collection of expanded data. As more and better data is collected, we are committed to working with our partners to share this information with our partners and the public.

2020-09-19T11:07:12-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

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.

2020-09-21T15:19:22-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District: Flu shots available Monday, September 14

The Southern Nevada Health District will begin to offer flu vaccine at its public health centers on Monday, September 14. All immunizations are available by appointment only as we continue to practice social distancing, and everyone must wear a mask when accessing services. Appointments can be made by calling the Immunization Clinic, (702) 759-0850. For more information, visit the Health District’s website: www.snhd.info/flu.

2020-09-08T16:00:13-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of eight cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. All eight cases are reported in children under the age of 14, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19. All eight were hospitalized and have been discharged.

2020-09-08T11:12:30-07:00

Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance hosts its annual International Overdose Awareness Day event, Aug. 31

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Harm Reduction Alliance (SNHRA) is hosting its fourth International Overdose Awareness Day event between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 31. Registration for this year’s virtual event is available at http://nvoverdoseday.com/. The event is an opportunity to acknowledge the loss of friends and loved ones to fatal drug overdoses and will include a panel discussion with community members to discuss their overdose-related experiences. An online naloxone (Narcan®) training will be offered and participants will have the opportunity to pick up overdose prevention kits at various locations in the community. For additional information about SNHRA or the Overdose Awareness Day event, visit: www.facebook.com/SoNVHarmReductionAlliance/.

2020-08-31T08:59:24-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 51,457 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 888 since yesterday. It is important to note that the case counts posted each day are a reflection of the volume of tests conducted and electronic laboratory results received by the Health District from reporting facilities. The 7-day moving average of people with positive COVID-19 viral test results continues to decline and is at 13 percent.

2020-08-14T12:00:25-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Back-to-School Immunizations The Southern Nevada Health District is urging parents and guardians to ensure their pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and 7th graders are appropriately immunized and ready to start school. Due to the COVID-19 response, the Health District is limiting the number of patients allowed in its clinics and immunization services are available by appointment only. Only one parent or guardian is allowed in the clinic with the child for services. Call (702) 759-0850 to schedule an appointment. Visit www.snhd.info/back-to-school.

2020-08-07T13:13:50-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

Based on increasing demand for COVID-19 testing services at collection sites at its main location at 280 S. Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107, and All Saints Episcopal Church, 4201 W. Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89107, the Southern Nevada Health District has implemented an online registration-based system for people requesting testing services. The new registration service is available in English and Spanish at www.snhd.info/get-tested.

2020-07-29T14:21:03-07:00

Fentanyl deaths increasing in Clark County

LAS VEGAS – According to data released by the Southern Nevada Health District, deaths involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogs (drugs designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of fentanyl) are increasing in Clark County. To date, there have been 63 deaths involving fentanyl among Clark County residents this year. In 2019, there were 28 deaths during the same time, an increase of 125%. There were 64 fentanyl deaths in 2019 and 46 deaths in 2018.

2020-07-27T10:29:06-07:00

Public Health Update – COVID-19 for July 16, 2020

The Southern Nevada Health District posts daily reports on its website at www.SNHD.info/covid to provide more context to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the community. Daily case counts only reflect the number of newly confirmed cases received from a variety of laboratory sources and do not reflect testing dates or symptom onset for cases.

2020-08-03T13:52:29-07:00

Local Nevada Public Health Authorities encourage businesses to implement tobacco-free polices

Our communities took unprecedented steps to meet the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada. Lives were saved, and illnesses prevented through the individual and collective actions of the people who live, work, and choose to visit our great state. As we continue on the road to recovery, the Carson City Health and Human Services, Southern Nevada Health District and Washoe County Health District encourage all businesses to protect the health of their customers, staff, and community through voluntary tobacco-free policies. Evidence is showing that smokers are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing complications from the virus.

2020-07-10T12:57:33-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District reports two additional confirmed case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children associated with COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Clark County. Both patients tested positive for COVID-19 and required hospitalization but have been discharged and are recovering. The Health District reported the first confirmed case of MIS-C associated with COVID-19 in a child on June 12.

2020-07-01T09:39:01-07:00

Esfuerzos para Difundir el Aumento en los Casos de COVID-19 en la Comunidad Hispana

Con el aumento tan rápido en el número de casos del COVID-19 que ocurre en la comunidad hispana del Condado Clark, líderes del condado, expertos en la salud y socios comunitarios lanzaron fuerte campaña para aumentar el conocimiento entre los hispanos de todas las edades sobre la importancia del usar máscaras en lugares públicos, de ir a los sitios donde se hacen las pruebas gratuitas y de buscar recursos para protegerse a sí mismos y a sus familias del virus.

2020-07-01T09:20:06-07:00

Outreach Effort Launched to Address COVID-19 Case Surge in Hispanic Community

With a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Clark County occurring in the Hispanic community, County leaders, health experts and partners announced a sweeping new outreach effort to boost understanding among Hispanic residents of all ages about the need to wear face coverings in public places, visit free testing sites, and find resources to help protect themselves and their families from the virus.

2020-06-30T16:02:57-07:00

A Message from Fermin Leguen, MD, MPH, Acting Chief Health Officer

The Southern Nevada Health District recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public, even more importantly in environments where social distancing is not always possible. As businesses are reopening, the Health District has issued guidance and recommendations that employees should wear non-hospital grade, cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone working is encouraged to wear a cloth face covering to protect customers when maintaining 6 feet of separation isn’t possible.

2020-06-15T11:36:19-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District implements automated COVID-19 notification system

LAS VEGAS – As Clark County’s COVID-19 case count began to climb, the Southern Nevada Health District expanded its staff of four disease investigators to more than 60 in six weeks. Today, as staff continues to work on case and contact notifications for the more than 5,400 reported cases in Clark County, the agency has implemented an automated system to expedite its efforts to notify people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

2020-07-17T12:24:36-07:00

May 15, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Daily Aggregate Reports have been revised to include rates. Today’s report also includes a revised estimate of recovered patients. The revised number is based on more accurate estimates of current hospitalizations after discovering the reporting system was inflating completed discharge dates in some instances.

2020-05-15T15:47:16-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update Expanded data available

The Southern Nevada Health District’s daily COVID-19 summaries have expanded to include available basic demographic and medical history data. Additionally, the Health District is posting case count information for ZIP codes with reported cases and in keeping with suppression guidelines. The case summaries and additional information are available on the Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.

2020-05-15T15:49:22-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

April 17, 2020 - The Southern Nevada Health District’s daily COVID-19 summaries have expanded to include available basic demographic and medical history data. Additionally, the Health District is posting case count information for ZIP codes with reported cases and in keeping with suppression guidelines. The case summaries and additional information are available on the Health District’s website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases.

2020-04-17T09:12:09-07:00

Media Update: April 6, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Immunization and Family Planning Clinics currently operating at its East Las Vegas Public Health Center at 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89110, will temporarily close tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7. Services will resume on Monday, April 20, 2020. The Health District continues to offer clinical services in its Sexual Health Clinic and primary care services, including telehealth services, through the Southern Nevada Community Health Center located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107. For more information about available health services, go to the Health District website at www.SNHD.info and the Community Health Center website at www.snchc.org.

2020-04-06T13:50:36-07:00

Emergency Board Meeting

The Southern Nevada District Board of Health is holding an emergency meeting on March 31, 2020, at 9 a.m. The agenda item for consideration is Petition #42-20 Approval of Agreement of COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility at 280 S. Decatur Blvd.

2020-03-30T16:34:04-07:00

March 29, 2020 — COVID-19 Case Updates

Case updates will now be posted each morning on the Southern Nevada Health District’s website. For the latest case information, please go towww.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus#cases. Updates will be posted seven days a week.

2020-03-30T09:00:37-07:00

March 27, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Health District’s Information Line is now available seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at (702) 759-INFO (4636). There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no medications are approved to treat it. Social distancing has been shown to be effective in slowing the spread of disease. People should be staying home and following the directives put in place by Governor Steve Sisolak to limit public gatherings to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

2020-03-27T09:01:50-07:00

Client accessing homeless services tests positive for COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District received a report of a positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in an individual who accessed services at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the Homeless Courtyard operated by the City of Las Vegas. The client is a male who reported accessing services at these facilities while he was symptomatic. The individual is currently asymptomatic and no longer considered a risk of exposure to others.

2020-03-26T08:15:52-07:00

March 24, 2020 — COVID-19 Afternoon Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting two more individuals with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died in Clark County. The individuals include a man in his 70s with underlying medical conditions and a woman in her 50s with underlying conditions.

2020-03-26T08:16:26-07:00

March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 Afternoon Update

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all Health District immunization services will be provided at the East Las Vegas Public Health Center located at 570 N. Nellis Blvd., Ste. D-1. Clients should arrive by 4 p.m. to receive services. Additional information about services is available on the Health District website at www.SouthernNevadaHealthDistrict.org.

2020-03-26T08:16:32-07:00

March 23, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District is announcing two more patients with 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have died in Clark County. The individuals include a woman in her 70s who had underlying medical conditions and a man in his 60s with underlying medical conditions. Currently, there have been four reported deaths from COVID-19 in Clark County.

2020-03-26T08:16:39-07:00

March 18, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to offer clinical services to the community. Steps are being taken to ensure clients, patients, and staff are protected during service delivery. Additional services are suspended or available online.

2020-03-26T08:22:54-07:00

March 17, 2020 — COVID-19 Update

The Southern Nevada Health District continues to offer clinical services to the community. Steps are being taken to ensure clients, patients, and staff are protected during service delivery. Additional services are suspended or available online.

2020-03-26T08:23:00-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces eight new positive cases of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting nine new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 14 cases in Clark County. All investigations are ongoing, and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Based on current information, close contacts of these individuals are being identified or have been notified and are following self-quarantine procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as someone who was within approximately 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for or living with someone. Health care workers who care for patients are also at higher risk.

2020-03-13T15:06:26-07:00

Statement from Dr. Fermin Leguen, Acting Chief Health Officer at Southern Nevada Health District

The Southern Nevada Health District today announced three new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases. We’d like to reiterate and emphasize several points of information we feel are critical for the public: The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Southern Nevada remains low for the general public. There are four reported presumptive positive cases in our community, in addition to one confirmed by the CDC, in a population of roughly 2.2 million residents. There is presently no greater risk of contracting COVID-19 in Las Vegas or at The Mirage than there is at any other travel destination in the United States. Close contact is defined as being within six feet of someone who is symptomatic for a prolonged period of time. We are in the process of notifying anyone deemed to have been in close contact with any presumptive positive patients.

2020-03-13T14:34:35-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces three new positive cases of COVID-19

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting three new presumptive positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to five cases in Clark County. All investigations are ongoing and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Based on current information, close contacts of these individuals are being identified or have been notified and are following self-quarantine procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a close contact as someone who was within approximately 6 feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for or living with someone. Health care workers who care for patients are also at higher risk.

2020-03-18T09:21:51-07:00

MEDIA STATEMENT: Second Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in a Clark County Resident

The Southern Nevada Health District received a report of a second presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Clark County resident on March 8. The patient is a woman in her 70s who is currently hospitalized and in isolation. Two adults have been identified as close contacts of this individual and are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The patient is reporting in-state travel prior to developing symptoms. The Health District is working with its health care partners on this ongoing investigation. The first individual, a male in his 50s, who was reported as a presumptive positive by the Health Distri

2020-03-09T14:34:27-07:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces positive case of COVID-19 in a Clark County resident

The Southern Nevada Health District is announcing the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a Clark County resident. Test results are considered “presumptive positive” until the result is confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient is a male in his 50s who is hospitalized and currently in airborne isolation.

2020-03-09T14:32:13-07:00

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and the Southern Nevada Health District will provide free blood pressure screenings at its 280 S. Decatur Blvd. location on Friday, February 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Health District is also reminding Nevadans to take steps to protect their heart health by discussing their risks, such as high blood pressure, with their health care providers and learn how to reduce those risk factors.

2020-02-03T09:08:30-08:00

Clark County patient tests negative for novel coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District received notice today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a Clark County resident has tested negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). While waiting for the test results the patient’s symptoms had resolved and had remained isolated in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. The adult patient arrived into the United States from Wuhan, China on January 14 and sought medical care on January 28.

2020-02-03T17:08:03-08:00

Southern Nevada Health District announces one patient under investigation for novel coronavirus

The Southern Nevada Health District announced today that it received a report of a potential case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Clark County resident. The patient is currently in isolation at a local hospital. The patient will be monitored and under medical supervision while testing is conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Clark County.

2020-02-03T17:02:27-08:00