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NEW: Over 4,300 COVID-19 Cases in Clark County; patient taxes on the rise in Nevada

NEW: Over 4,300 COVID-19 Cases in Clark County;  patient taxes on the rise in Nevada

Below is the full COVID-19 report for January 13.

LAS VEGAS (CLASS) — Cases dropped in Clark County even as the number of tests rose in data released today. The county’s test positivity rate is still rising, now at a record 35.9%.

Clark County reported 4,362 new COVID-19 cases and 6,096 cases statewide.

Nearly 29,000 tests were reported in the county, and more than 35,000 in all of Nevada.

The number of patients in Nevada’s intensive care units rose to 312, an increase of more than 70 since the start of the week. The Nevada Hospital Association declared crisis-level staffing for hospitals in Clark County and rural counties earlier this week. The number of patients has only increased since then, with 1,711 COVID-19 patients statewide and 1,513 in Clark County.

Nevada reported 21 deaths, with 17 from Clark County.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on Thursday will ship more than half a million home COVID test kits to the state by the end of January. Sisolak said several times during a press conference on Thursday that there will be no additional shutdowns in Nevada, but that the current mask mandates will remain in effect for the time being.

At-home tests aren’t even counted in the state’s numbers.

Information from the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory shows that 100% of the recently tested samples in Clark County were from the ommicron variety. Omicron accounts for 89% of recent cases in the state.

The graphs below show test positivity for the state (first image), followed by Clark County’s test positivity percentage.

The current surge in cases during the spread of the omicron variant has prompted a five-day “Stop the Spread” break for schools in Clark County. There will be no classes on either side of the Martin Luther King Jr. Friday and Tuesday. Bank holiday.

Over the course of the pandemic, deaths have risen in the weeks following the peak in cases, but it’s possible the omicron variant won’t take the same lethal toll. Health officials continue to emphasize the importance of vaccination as it reduces the risk of serious illness.

A look at the current COVID-19 numbers:


  • New cases: 4,362 (total: 419,141)
  • Deaths: 17 (total: 6,625)
  • Test positivity rate: 35.9% (versus 34.8% yesterday)
  • Testing: 4,706,625 (+28,992 from yesterday)
  • Hospital admissions: 1,513 (+54 compared to yesterday)


  • New cases: 6,096 (total: 549,198)
  • Deaths: 21 (total: 8,627)
  • Test positivity rate: 32.8% (vs 31.8% yesterday)
  • Testing: 6,202,990 (+35,401 from yesterday)
  • Hospital admissions: 1,711 (+88 compared to yesterday)

From January 6, the Southern Nevada Health District reports that there are 261 breakthrough deaths (+12), 873 breakthrough hospitalizations (+28), and 19,501 breakthrough cases (+7,704). (Increases are compared to figures reported on December 29.) Breakthrough cases now account for nearly 40% of all new COVID-19 cases.

As of yesterday, a total of 6,202,990 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Nevada, up 35,401 from the previous day.

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


The test positivity rate in Clark County has risen to 35.9%, putting the county back on the state’s waiting list for increased transmission risk. The rate must be below 8% and a separate county case count — currently “high” at 936 cases (per 100,000 residents in the past seven days) — must fall below 50 for two consecutive weeks before the mask mandate can take effect. end .

Today’s report marks 14 of Nevada’s 17 counties for high transmission.

Clark County’s number of cases (3,180 per 100,000 in the past 30 days) and test positivity rate (35.9%) are highlighted in the data reported today. Testing (531 tests per day per 100,000) is within the acceptable range of the state.


The state health department reports: 4,085,205 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, from January 13.

As of yesterday, 55.17% of Nevada residents who are currently eligible for the vaccine have been fully vaccinated and 65.56% of the eligible population have started vaccinations. Clark County reports that 54.51% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.


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 up (+88) since the previous day.

The current number of hospital admissions is 1,711 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitals reported that 312 of those patients were in intensive care units and 156 were on a ventilator. To give some perspective, the state set a record high for hospitalized patients on December 13, 2020, with 2,025 patients.

The number of patients in intensive care units is rising statewide, with 312 patients in the ICU. The total was below 200 on January 5.

The Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) reports in its weekly update that hospitals in Southern Nevada and rural counties are at “crisis” staffing levels.

“Clark County continues to experience a significant increase in hospitalizations from COVID-19 and concurrent employee sick leave,” the NHA said. “Both the north and south of the state appreciate the increase in the number of ICU patients. The personnel situation remains in crisis for the second week. There is no evidence of an increase in hospital admissions and an increase in demand for COVID-19 hospitals is expected in the coming weeks.”

There are 254 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units in Clark County. NHA was given “warning” status when that number reached 221 earlier this week.

The charts below show hospitalizations in Nevada (first image) and Clark County:


The number of people who have recovered from the virus in southern Nevada continues to increase. The latest provincial update estimates a total of 370,145 recovered cases; that’s 88.1% of all reported cases in the province, according to The latest report from SNHD.


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 rise. Most of Nevada falls into those two risk categories.

Nevada said it would adopt CDC guidelines with new mask directive which came into effect at 12:01 PM on July 30. 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 participants at large gatherings to remove their masks, but only if the venue chooses to require all attendees to provide proof of vaccination. Those who only have one chance and are not “fully vaccinated” are still allowed to participate, as are children under 12, but both should 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.

State approval to vaccinate children aged 5-11 was given on November 3rd, with plans by the Southern Nevada Health District to begin vaccinations on Nov. 10. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for children.

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