Below is a partial COVID-19 report for November 10.
LAS VEGAS (CLASS) — Clark County reports 581 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in data released today.
The state dashboard, maintained by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, has not been updated due to the Veterans Day holiday.
Clark County has now reported a total of 336,809 cases and 6,049 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
A look at the current COVID-19 numbers:
- New cases: 581 (total: 336,809)
- Deaths: 5 (total: 6,049)
- Test positivity rate: 6.3% (no update today)
- Hospital admissions: 537 (no update today)
NEVADA (figures released on Wednesday)
- New cases: 582 (total: 446,461)
- Deaths: 19 (total: 7,797)
- Test positivity rate: 7.1% (versus 7.0% the previous day)
- Hospital admissions: 717 (14 more than the previous day)
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. A rating of more than 100 cases per 100,000 people or higher is considered a “high” transmission risk, while 50-99.99 per 100,000 is considered “substantial” by the CDC. The province must reach “moderate” for two full weeks.
The test positivity in Clark County reported yesterday is 6.3%. The current case count for Clark County is “high” at 118.0.
Check back Friday for a full update.
RESTRICTIVE MEASURES IN NEVADA
Nevada reopened to 100% on June 1, and social distancing guidelines were lifted, returning the state, with few exceptions, 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 the CDC’s guidelines with the new mask directive that went into effect July 30 at 12:01 a.m. This overrides Clark County’s mandate for worker masks, which went into effect in mid-July.
On Aug. 16, Governor Sisolak signed a new directive allowing fully vaccinated attendees to remove their masks at large gatherings, 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 ages 5-11 was given on Nov. 3, with Southern Nevada Health District planning to begin vaccinations on Nov. 10. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently approved for children.
SEE ALSO: Report of the previous day