NEW: 4-day totals show more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Nevada, more hospitalizations

Below is the full COVID-19 report for October 28 – October. 31.

LAS VEGAS (CLASS) — Four-day holiday weekend totals show continued progress against COVID-19, with the test positivity rate dropping to 5.8% in Clark County — and 6.6% statewide — in data released today.

But the daily case count in Clark County is still going in the wrong direction due to the Nevada Day weekend, and hospitalizations have also increased. Another 35 people are in hospital with COVID-19 compared to figures from the state’s latest report from last Thursday.

More than 2,000 cases have been reported in Nevada since the state’s last report, including more than 1,500 in Clark County.

Figures released today include reports from Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

A look at the current COVID-19 numbers:

CLARK COUNTY*

  • New cases: 1,553 (total: 332,660)
  • Deaths: 14 (total: 5,977)
  • Test positivity rate: 5.8% (down from 6.0% last week)
    * — Clark County dashboard updates even if the state doesn’t update the dashboard over the weekend. The changes shown here are compared to Thursday, the last time the status provided updates.

NEVADA

  • New cases: 2,035 (total: 440,251)
  • Deaths: 25 (total: 7,656)
  • Test positivity rate: 6.6% (up from 6.8% last week)

The state follows the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the mask rule. The mandate will remain in effect in each province until the following conditions are met:

  • The positivity rate of the COVID-19 test must be less than 8%
  • The number of cases (per 100,000 inhabitants for 7 days) must be below 50 for two full weeks.

Test positivity in Clark County is 5.8%. The current number of cases for Clark County (per 100,000 over 7 days) is 111.0. The number of cases started to rise early last week, when it stood at 97.6.

Nevada’s test positivity rate is 6.6%, down from 6.8% last week. It fell below 5.0%, the World Health Organization target, on May 17 and climbed above it on June 28. Clark County’s percentage stands at 5.8%, down from 6.0% last week.

Of the 25 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 14 were from Clark County. Southern Nevada now accounts for 5,977 of the state’s 7,656 deaths. The 14-day moving average is 9 deaths per day.

From October 28, the Southern Nevada Health District reports that there are 183 breakthrough deaths, 566 breakthrough hospitals, and 11,104 breakthrough cases.

A total of 5,286,858 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Nevada yesterday, up 39,788 since Thursday. The number of reported tests has risen as more employers demand that employees be vaccinated or tested weekly.

*NOTE: Daily lab data from DHHS and SNHD reports are updated every morning for the yesterday.

NEXT NV COUNTIES

The test positivity rate in Clark County has fallen below 8%, leaving the county off the state waiting list due to increased transmission risk. If the county can maintain test positivity and testing levels, state restrictions — including mask requirements — could be relaxed. A separate measure of the county’s number of cases — currently 111.0 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days — must fall below 50 for two weeks before the mask mandate can end.

In today’s report, 12 of Nevada’s 17 counties are still marked for high transmission.

Clark County’s number of cases (444 per 100,000 in the past 30 days) is highlighted in the data reported today. Test positivity rate (5.8%) and testing (349 tests per day per 100,000) are within the acceptable range of the state.

VACCINATION UPDATE

The state health department reports: 3,331,551 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, from October 31.

At this time, 56.35% of Nevada residents who are currently eligible for the vaccine have been fully vaccinated and 64.98% of the eligible population have started vaccinations. Clark County reports that 55.62% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

AN OVERVIEW OF NEVADA HOSPITALIZATIONS

NOTE: The state does not update hospital admission data on: weekends or holidays.

According to the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the number of hospitalized patients in Nevada was UPWARDS (+31) from the last report.

The current number of hospital admissions is 666 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitals reported that 170 of those patients were in intensive care units and 204 were on a ventilator. To give some perspective, the state set a record for hospitalized patients with 2,025 cases on Dec. 13.

RECOVERY CASES IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in southern Nevada continues to increase. The latest provincial update estimates a total of 316,769 recovered cases; that’s 95.2% of all reported cases in the province, according to The latest report from SNHD.

The health district offers a daily map showing the number of positive tests in each Clark County zip code.


CARE MEASURES IN NEVADA

Nevada reopened to 100% capacity on June 1st and social distancing guidelines have been lifted, bringing the state, with few exceptions, back to pre-pandemic times.

The CDC reversed course on July 27, saying fully vaccinated Americans in areas of “significant and high” transmission should wear masks indoors when in public as COVID-19 cases increase. Most of Nevada falls into those two risk categories.

Nevada said it would adopt CDC guidelines with new mask directive which took effect on July 30 at 12:01 PM. This Overrides Clark County’s Employee Mask Mandate, which came into effect in mid-July.

On August 16, Sisolak government signed a new directive which allows fully vaccinated attendees at large gatherings to remove their masks, but only if the venue chooses to require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination. Those who have only one chance and are not “fully vaccinated” would still be allowed to participate, as would children under 12, but both would have to wear masks.

Masks must still be worn when required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local businesses and workplace counseling.

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