Nevada reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 1,813 new cases. That’s down 29.2% from the previous week’s tally of 2,559 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Nevada ranked 22nd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 23.9% from the week before, with 176,891 cases reported. With 0.93% of the country’s population, Nevada had 1.02% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, eight states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Across Nevada, cases fell in seven counties, with the best declines in Clark, Washoe and Carson City counties.
Washoe County reported 94 cases and three deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 183 cases and three deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 45,806 cases and 679 deaths.
Carson City reported 19 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 33 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 6,511 cases and 123 deaths.
Lyon County reported 26 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 17 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 3,219 cases and 65 deaths.
Churchill County reported six cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 11 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 2,061 cases and 49 deaths.
Nevada vaccination rate
Nevada ranked 32nd among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 44.2% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 49.2%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Nevada reported administering another 94,023 vaccine doses, including 50,659 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 123,946 vaccine doses, including 39,265 first doses. In all, Nevada reported it has administered 2,427,644 total doses.
Within Nevada, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Lander, Elko and White Pine counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Clark County, with 1,495 cases; Washoe County, with 94 cases; and Elko County, with 75. Weekly case counts rose in eight counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Elko, Nye and White Pine counties.
In Nevada, 22 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 32 people were reported dead.
A total of 322,352 people in Nevada have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 5,552 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 33,117,737 people have tested positive and 589,893 people have died.