Nevada’s COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate Falls To 3.4%

June 10, 2021

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Source: CBS News Now, by Kaitlyn Olvera

Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate dropped on Tuesday as the state reported more than 200 additional coronavirus cases, data released today shows. Nearly 41% of Nevadans eligible for the vaccine have completed vaccinations.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada reported 217 new COVID-19 cases, most from Clark County (209), in the past day. The state’s total cases are now at 326,583. Clark County has a total of 253,506. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.

Nevada reported seven additional COVID-19-related deaths in the past day, all from Clark County. Nevada’s most populous county now accounts for 4,435 of the state’s 5,617 deaths. The 14-day rolling average is two deaths per day.

The test positivity rate dropped on Tuesday, and is now at 3.4%, data shows. The rate has continued to hit record lows as it decreases day by day, data shows. It fell below 5.0%, the World Health Organization’s goal, on May 17.

As of Tuesday, a total of 3,425,840 tests have been conducted in Nevada, with an increase of 6,663 in the past day.

*NOTE: Daily lab data from DHHS and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.

TRACKING NV COUNTIES

March 12 marked the first time in more than six months that no counties were flagged in the tracker. A county is flagged for elevated disease transmission if it meets two or three of the above criteria. In today’s report, Elko County was flagged.

Clark County cleared all state COVID-19 standards on Wednesday, May 27, when the case rate fell below 200 per 100,000 population over the past 30 days.

The case rate now stands at 141 per 100,000 over the past 30 days. Testing (164 tests per day per 100,000) and the test positivity rate (3.5%) are within state acceptable ranges.

VACCINATION UPDATE

The “vaccinations” tab on the DHHS dashboard provides updated immunization numbers every weekday. Click HERE to see the dashboard. Be sure to click the “vaccinations” tab under the “Current Status” top tab.

The state’s health department reports 2,327,697 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of June 8. Of Nevada’s total doses, 1,817,281 have been administered in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s daily dashboard update.

The state’s health department reports nearly 41% of Nevadans currently eligible are fully vaccinated, and over 49% of the people eligible have initiated vaccinations. Clark County reports more than 39% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated, edging closer to their goal of 60%.

NEVADA HOSPITALIZATIONS

NOTE: The state is not updating hospitalization data, including the number of patients in ICU units or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the number of hospitalized patients in Nevada was DOWN in the past day.

The current number of hospitalizations is 233 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitalization metrics set new lows over the past week, and the state has not witnessed any significant increases since the counties lightened social distancing protocols on May 1, the Nevada Hospital Association notes.

According to NHS, “While much of the state reopened on or about 1 May, following the CDC’s new mask guidance for vaccinated people, 1 June is the official reopening set by the Governor. We have not experienced any resurgence following changes to mask and social distancing requirements.”

To give some perspective, the state set a record high for hospitalized patients on Dec. 13 with 2,025 cases.

RECOVERY CASES

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to increase. The latest county update estimates a total of 243,183 recovered cases; that’s 95.9% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

The health district provides a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.


Nevada reopened to 100% capacity on June 1 and social distancing guidelines lifted, helping the state return to mostly pre-pandemic times, with some exceptions.

Fully-vaccinated Nevadans no longer have to wear masks. However, masks still must be worn when required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local businesses and workplace guidance.

 

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