NEW: 60 COVID-19 deaths nationwide; the case average is rising
NEW: 60 COVID-19 deaths nationwide;  the case average is rising

NEW: 60 COVID-19 deaths nationwide; the case average is rising

Hospital admissions markedly down as other booster available

The full COVID-19 report for 22.-28. March is shown below.

LAS VEGAS (CLASS) – Nevada reports 60 COVID-19 deaths and a slight increase in average daily incidents – now 99 compared to 96 last week.

In Clark County, there have been 49 deaths since last week’s reports, and the average daily incidence is 76 – up from 70 last week.

Reporting has shifted to a once-weekly update provided by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). Conflicts continue between reports from the two instances, and DHHS data is used here when it happens.

The state reports 658,075 cases since the pandemic began, 495,838 from Clark County.

Nevada reports that the number of COVID-19 patients has dropped to 140 nationwide and 114 in Clark County – both significantly down in a week’s time.

Last week, Nevada reached 10,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic.

As vaccinations continue, another booster shot is available for people 50 years and older and for some younger people with severely weakened immune systems. Across the country, 56.94% of the population have completed the initial vaccination and 67.74% have started vaccination. In Clark County, 56.30% of the population have completed the initial vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines, which are available free of charge, greatly reduce the risk of serious illness or death.

CLARK COUNTY

  • New daily confirmed cases (14-day moving average): 76 – up from 70 last week
  • Total cases: 495,838
  • Deaths: 49 since last week (total: 7,739)
  • Admissions: 114 (-56 since last week)

NEVADA

  • New daily confirmed cases (14-day moving average) 99 – up from 96 last week
  • Total cases: 658,075
  • Deaths: 60 since last week (total: 10,091)
  • Admissions: 140 (-52 since last week)

Omicron remains the only variant of the virus found in the last 30 days. The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory says 4.7% of cases are sequenced to detect the exact strain of the virus.

The state and county now provide weekly updates on COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations. Data released today includes information collected from Tuesday, March 22 to Monday, March 28.

See last week’s report here.

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