NEW: Clark County shows improved case rely; COVID-19 hospitalizations dropping

Below is the total COVID-19 report for Dec. 2.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — New COVID-19 instances dropped beneath 500 for the primary time this week in Clark County, and hospitalization numbers are bettering in Southern Nevada and throughout the state.

Clark County reviews 483 new instances, and Nevada’s rely was 708 in information launched in the present day.

Hospitalizations dropped by 20 statewide, and by 34 in Clark County. The county reviews 530 COVID-19 sufferers in hospitals.

The Nevada Hospital Association’s weekly report signifies COVID-19 sufferers occupy 10% of obtainable hospital beds statewide.

Twenty deaths have been reported in Nevada, with 14 in Clark County.

Test positivity charges have been unchanged. The every day case rate in Clark County jumped once more, and now stands at 106.9 — “high” transmission danger.

A have a look at present COVID-19 numbers:


  • New instances: 483 (complete: 345,652)
  • Deaths: 14 (complete: 6,227)
  • Test positivity rate: 6.8% (unchanged from the day past)
  • Hospitalizations: 530 (down 34 from the day past)


  • New instances: 708 (complete: 459,957)
  • Deaths: 20 (complete: 8,070)
  • Test positivity rate: 7.3% (unchanged from the day past)
  • Hospitalizations: 648 (down 20 from the day past)

The state is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention steering on the masks rule. The mandate will stay in place in every county till the next situations are met:

  • The COVID-19 check positivity rate should be beneath 8%
  • The case rate (per 100,000 inhabitants over 7 days) should be beneath 50 for 2 full weeks. A score above 100 instances per 100,000 people or greater is taken into account “high” transmission danger, whereas 50-99.99 per 100,000 is taken into account “substantial” by the CDC. The county should attain “moderate” for 2 full weeks.

Test positivity in Clark County is at 6.8%, unchanged from the day past. The present case rate for Clark County is “high” at 106.9.

Nevada’s check positivity rate is at 7.3%, unchanged from the day past. It fell beneath 5.0%, the World Health Organization’s purpose, on May 17 and climbed above it on June 28.

Of the 20 extra COVID-19-related deaths reported in Nevada, 14 have been from Clark County. Southern Nevada now accounts for six,227 of the state’s 8,070 deaths. The 14-day rolling common is at 6 deaths per day.

As of Nov. 24, the Southern Nevada Health District reviews there are 210 breakthrough deaths (+8), 687 breakthrough hospitalizations (+35) and 13,476 breakthrough instances (+578). (Increases are in comparison with numbers reported on Nov. 18.)

As of yesterday, a complete of 5,618,513 COVID-19 assessments have been carried out in Nevada, with a rise of 14,961 since the day past’s report. The variety of assessments reported has gone up as extra employers require workers to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

*NOTE: Daily lab information from DHHS and SNHD reviews is up to date each morning for the earlier day.


The check positivity rate in Clark County has dropped beneath 8%, which takes the county off the state’s watch record for elevated transmission danger. If the county can maintain ranges for check positivity and testing, state restrictions — together with masks necessities — could possibly be relaxed. A separate measure of the county’s case rate — presently “high” at 106.9 instances (per 100,000 inhabitants over the previous seven days) — must drop beneath 50 for 2 straight weeks earlier than the masks mandate can finish.

In in the present day’s report, 10 of Nevada’s 17 counties are nonetheless flagged for top transmission.

Clark County’s case rate (447 per 100,000 over the previous 30 days) is flagged in information reported in the present day. Test positivity rate (6.8%) and testing (294 assessments per day per 100,000) are throughout the state’s acceptable vary.


The state’s well being division reviews 3,654,807 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of Dec. 2.

As of in the present day, 52.68% of Nevadans presently eligible for the vaccine are totally vaccinated, and 61.83% of the eligible inhabitants has initiated vaccinations. Clark County reviews that 51.82% of its eligible residents are totally vaccinated.


NOTE: The state will not be updating hospitalization information on weekends or holidays.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the variety of hospitalized sufferers in Nevada was DOWN (-20) since the day past.

The present variety of hospitalizations is 648 confirmed/suspected instances. Hospitals reported 163 of these sufferers have been in intensive care models, and 95 have been on ventilators. To give some perspective, the state set a document excessive for hospitalized sufferers on Dec. 13 with 2,025 instances.

The Nevada Hospital Association’s newest report signifies COVID-19 sufferers presently account for 10% of all hospital sufferers statewide. ICU ranges have dropped in Northern Nevada.

“The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Nevada has leveled off in the range of 600-650. While this plateau is higher than the peak of the first wave’s confirmed cases, hospitals have learned to better treat this disease, they have new therapies available, and are not experiencing PPE, supply, and ventilator shortages. This level of hospital demand is not currently stressing the healthcare system particularly with the absence of significant flu cases,” NHA reviews.


The quantity of people that have recovered from the virus in Southern Nevada continues to extend. The newest county replace estimates a complete of 328,858 recovered instances; that’s 95.1% of all reported instances within the county, in line with SNHD’s latest report.

The well being district offers a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.


Nevada reopened to 100% capability on June 1 and social distancing tips lifted, serving to the state return to principally pre-pandemic occasions, with some exceptions.

The CDC reversed course on July 27, saying totally vaccinated Americans in areas with “substantial and high” transmission ought to put on masks indoors when in public as COVID-19 instances rise. Most of Nevada falls into these two danger classes.

Nevada stated it might undertake the CDC’s steering with the brand new masks guideline that went into impact at 12:01 a.m. on July 30. This overrides Clark County’s worker masks mandate, which went into impact in mid-July.

On Aug. 16, Gov. Sisolak signed a brand new directive that permits totally vaccinated attendees at giant gatherings to take away their masks, however provided that the venue chooses to require everybody in attendance to supply proof of vaccination. Those who’ve only one shot and are usually not “fully vaccinated” would nonetheless be allowed to attend, as would kids underneath 12, however each would wish to put on masks.

Masks nonetheless should be worn when required by federal, state, native, tribal, or territorial legal guidelines, guidelines and rules, together with native companies and workplace steering.

State approval for vaccinating kids 5-11 years outdated was given on Nov. 3, with plans by the Southern Nevada Health District to start vaccinations on Nov. 10. The Pfizer vaccine is the one vaccine authorized for youngsters presently.

SEE ALSO: Previous day’s report

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