COVID-19 Dashboard Updates
The Southern Nevada Health District’s COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to include COVID-19 reinfection data from June 2020. For surveillance purposes, the Health District reports COVID-19 reinfections as a positive COVID-19 polymerase chain (PCR) test result collected at least 90 days after an initial positive PCR test. As of June 13, the Health District has identified 24,914 COVID-19 reinfections. As compared to first-time infections, reinfections remain rare; however, the number of reinfections increased during the Omicron wave between December 2021 and January 2022.
The Health District’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated each week and reports, including variants of concern and breakthrough cases, are posted each Wednesday and are available at www.snhd.info/covid-data.
COVID-19 Community Level
COVID-19 case counts have increased as people participate in more summer activities and travel, and last week the Southern Nevada Health District announced Clark County had reached a high community level for COVID-19. The increasing disease trends prompted the Health District to issue a strong recommendation to the community members to continue using proven mitigation measures to slow the spread of disease. These protective steps include wearing well-fitting masks when in public indoor places and staying up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, and getting tested if symptomatic or having contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. People who are sick should stay home and isolated from others in their household. Those who are at higher risk for severe illness may need to take additional precautions. This can include having a plan for rapid testing if needed and talking to your health care provider about options for treatments with oral antivirals and monoclonal antibodies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures COVID-19 community levels using a combination of three metrics. These include new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and the total new COVID-19 patients per 100,000 population in the past 7 days. The Health District’s weekly aggregate and trends reports are available at www.snhd.info/covid-data.
COVID-19 Testing Resources
Southern Nevadans now have expanded access to COVID-19 testing at self-test vending machines that dispense at-home self-test kits a the Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) Bonneville Transit Center (lobby), 101 E. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101, and the Mesa View Regional Hospital (emergency department lobby), 1299 Bertha Howe Ave., Mesquite, NV 89027. People who are interested in accessing the tests from the vending machines can register at www.snhd.info/testkit. Health District testing locations can be found at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. For additional community testing locations go to www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-testing-in-nevada/.
Health District vaccine clinics are revising their hours of operations as follows:
- Saturday, June 18 is the final weekend clinic at 280 S. Decatur Blvd.
- Friday, June 17 will be the last day of operations for the clinics at Centennial, Cheyenne, Desert Pines and Sierra Vista High Schools.
- Beginning, Tuesday, July 5, clinic hours at the College of Southern Nevada West Charleston and Cheyenne campuses will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
- The clinics at El Mercado inside the Boulevard Mall and the Galleria will be closed Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24.
COVID-19 vaccines and boosters remain the most effective protection against the virus, severe illness, hospitalization and death. People who need to receive their initial vaccination, finish their primary series or receive their first or second booster, if eligible, can locate a clinic on the Health District’s website at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine or additional community clinics at www.NVCOVIDFighter.org.
The Health District provides testing and treatment at its 280 S. Decatur Blvd. public health center. People age 65 and older and those age 12 to 64 who are at risk for severe illness can come to the Health District’s public health center to be evaluated and provided with the treatment, if indicated. People can also speak to their health care provider, who can evaluate them, and if treatment is indicated, can provide a prescription, which can be filled at the 280 S. Decatur public health center. The treatments are free. The Health District is not offering monoclonal antibodies at its clinic. To find a treatment center in Clark County, go to https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/find-covid-19-treatment/ or call (1-800) 401-0946.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info. Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.