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NEW: Nevada’s test positivity holds at 5.8% for third consecutive day

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada’s COVID-19 test positivity rate remained the identical for the third consecutive day, knowledge exhibits.

The test positivity rate is at 5.8% — unchanged from the earlier two days — and nonetheless above the 5% WHO aim. The rate has steadily fallen quick since Jan. 14, when it was 21.6%.

Nevada’s 222 new COVID-19 instances included 161 from Clark County. The state’s whole instances at the moment are at 299,287. Clark County has a complete of 231,277.

Daily case totals have dropped under 1,000 since Jan. 30.

In the previous day, one new COVID-19-related dying was reported in Nevada. Clark County eliminated one dying from its whole, in keeping with knowledge launched Sunday. Nevada’s most populous county now accounts for 4,004 of the state’s 5,118 deaths.

Nevada’s 14-day rolling common is now 5 deaths per day.

Coronavirus vaccine knowledge, up to date each different weekday by the state’s well being division, exhibits that greater than 10% of the state’s inhabitants is vaccinated. A complete of 323,888 Nevadans are totally vaccinated towards the virus.

Hospitalizations are under 400 COVID-19 sufferers within the state.

There had been 7,286 assessments carried out within the final day, in keeping with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Clark County was taken off the listing of flagged Nevada counties on Wednesday, March 3, after 20 consecutive weeks. The county’s case rate — 290 per 100,000 over the previous 30 days — stays above state targets, however testing (219 assessments per day per 100,000) and the test positivity rate (6.1%) at the moment are inside state acceptable ranges.

March 12 marked the primary time in additional than six months that no counties had been flagged within the tracker, which is up to date day by day on the DHHS Dashboard. The subsequent day, Douglas County was flagged.


The DHHS Office of Analytics added a “vaccinations” tab to its dashboard on Wednesday, Feb. 3. It gives up to date immunization numbers each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Click HERE to see the dashboardBe positive to click on the “vaccinations” tab underneath the “Current Status” prime tab.

The DHHS stories 890,312 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of March 11. Of the state’s whole doses, 641,222 had been administered in Clark County.

More than 10% of Nevada’s inhabitants has been vaccinated, up to now.

To discover out when and the place you possibly can anticipate to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, click on HERE.

Below is the full COVID-19 report for Saturday, March 13.


NOTE: The state just isn’t updating hospitalization knowledge, together with the variety of sufferers in ICU items or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays. 

Nevada DHHS doesn’t add hospitalization knowledge on Sundays or holidays. The most up-to-date hospitalization report is from FridayMarch 12.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the variety of hospitalized sufferers in Nevada was DOWN on Friday, in keeping with knowledge launched Saturday.

The variety of hospitalizations decreased by 18 within the final day, and the present whole is 305 confirmed/suspected instances.

(NOTE: Daily stats from the NHA will not be offered after Feb. 26. Going ahead, a weekly replace will likely be offered on Wednesdays.)

More info from the Nevada Hospital Association (as of March 9):

NHA notes that COVID-19 hospitalizations and the variety of intensive care sufferers proceed to say no. “Approximately, 7-9% of all ED (emergency department) visits were related to COVID-19. This is also a decline from the Week 10 Report which documented COVID-19 ED visits at 9-10%.”

“Additionally, hospitals are reporting lower numbers of ICU employee and intensivist illness. In fact, the number of healthcare (ICU) workers ill are at levels similar to October 2020,” NHA stories.

The state set a report excessive for hospitalized sufferers on Dec. 13 with 2,025 instances.

Top 5 Number of Hospitalizations (statewide) Date reported
1 2,025 Dec. 13
2 2,008 Dec. 15
3 2,001 Dec. 22
4 1,996 Dec. 20, Dec. 21
5 1,988 Dec. 29
You can discover this knowledge on the Nevada DHHS coronavirus dashboard, under the “Trends — Hospitalizations” tab


There are 79 sufferers in intensive care items (ICU) throughout the state, down 10 from the earlier day.

The DHHS report confirmed 208 sufferers on ventilators, up 163 from the earlier day — a big improve.

You can discover this knowledge on the Nevada DHHS coronavirus dashboard, under the “Trends — Hospitalizations” tab


There at the moment are 299,287 confirmed instances and 5,118 COVID-19-related deaths in Nevada, with 222 new instances reported within the final day.

Daily case totals have dropped under 1,000 since Jan. 30. The state set a report for COVID-19 instances on Jan. 6 with 3,402.

Here are the most important single-day will increase for COVID-19 instances in Nevada:

Top 5 Number of COVID-19 instances (statewide) Date reported
1 3,402 Jan. 6
2 3,194 Dec. 4
3 3,159 Nov. 24
4 3,063 Dec. 8
5 2,988 Dec. 22
You can discover this knowledge on the Nevada DHHS coronavirus dashboard, under the “Trends — Confirmed Cases” tab

The DHHS is reporting one new COVID-19-related dying statewide. The 14-day rolling common of day by day deaths now stands at 5.

Nevada surpassed 5,000 deaths on March 3.

“Please keep in mind that the death rates we are seeing correspond to cases diagnosed up to 5 weeks ago,” Nevada Health Response acknowledged in a information launch.

A current replace to the state’s COVID-19 daily death graph (Mortality Trends tab of DHHS dashboard) exhibits the very best rely of fatalities — 48 on Jan. 11, adopted by 47 deaths on Dec. 22.

The Nevada DHHS says it is very important notice that there’s typically a delay in dying reporting. Cumulative day by day dying counts are displayed by the date of dying, reasonably than the date the dying was reported to the state. The whole rely for statewide deaths on the primary tab might not equal the sum of the cumulative day by day dying counts due to instances the place precise date of dying is unknown or pending report.

Here are the very best variety of COVID-19-related deaths recorded in a single day in Nevada:

Top 5 Number of deaths (statewide) Date reported
1 48 Jan. 11
2 47 Dec. 22
3 45 Dec. 10, Dec. 18, Jan. 9
4 43 Dec. 6, Jan. 6
5 42 Jan. 10, Jan. 20
You can discover this knowledge on the Nevada DHHS coronavirus dashboard, under the “Trends — Deaths” tab

As of Saturday, a complete of two,833,574 assessments have been performed in Nevada, with a rise of seven,286 previously 24 hours.

The test positivity rate, reported as a 14-day common, is at 5.8% as of Saturday, unchanged from the earlier two days.

The state’s test positivity rate fell under 10% on Feb. 20 and has continued to drop since Jan. 14, revealing a very good signal Nevada’s mitigation efforts are working as many of the state’s COVID-19 knowledge, together with hospitalizations and instances, proceed on a downward trajectory.

The World Health Organization advises governments that earlier than reopening, charges of positivity in testing ought to stay at 5% or decrease for at least 14 days.

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

This info is under the “Current Status — Confirmed Cases” tab of the DHHS dashboard


Of Nevada’s 222 new COVID-19 instances, about 73% of them — 161 — had been reported in Clark County on Saturday, in keeping with knowledge launched by the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) on Sunday.

There is now a complete of 4,004 deaths, 231,277 confirmed instances and 13,881 hospitalizations, in keeping with the Southern Nevada Health District dashboard that updates daily.

Southern Nevada surpassed 200,000 COVID-19 instances on Jan. 17.

There was one much less dying reported in Clark County within the final day. There was no clarification from the well being district offered for the odd change on this knowledge. In its most up-to-date report, the well being district states that 171.9 individuals have died for each 100,000 individuals in Clark County.

SNHD knowledge exhibits that 2,024 positive cases had been reported within the county over the previous seven days.

About a third of the instances (31.9%) reported in Clark County are amongst Hispanics, making it essentially the most impacted ethnic group regionally and almost half (45.6%) of the optimistic instances reported within the county are within the age group of 25 to 49.

The SNHD is together with the variety of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids (MIS-C) in its day by day report. Eleven instances had been reported in January and 12 in February. So far in March, three new instances have been reported, with the newest on March 10, bringing the whole to 57.

All of those instances had been reported in kids underneath the age of 14, and all of whom examined optimistic for COVID-19.

MIS-C is a situation the place completely different physique elements can turn into infected, together with the center, lungs, kidneys, brain, pores and skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. 

According to the well being district, MIS-C is uncommon and continues to be being studied by the CDC to study extra about it and its influence on kids. While there isn’t a recognized trigger, many kids with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or shut contact with somebody who did.


The quantity of people that have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to extend. The newest county replace estimates a complete of 221,707 recovered instances; that’s 95.9% of all reported instances within the county, in keeping with SNHD’s latest report.

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


UNLV updates its graph noting new instances at the tip of every week.

According to the latest report, six new COVID-19 instances had been recorded within the final week, 4 amongst college students, one involving employees, and one college member. A complete of 750 instances, together with each college students and staff, have been recorded since UNLV started monitoring COVID-19 knowledge on March 25, 2020.



On Feb. 11, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced a “safe reopening plan” that started on Monday, Feb. 15, with capability limits being lifted to 35% or 50% for sure companies and actions. This will likely be decided by risk-level.

On March 12, the governor introduced that beginning on March 15, the allowable capability for giant gatherings will improve. 

Under Directive 041, efficient March 15, if an organizer needs to host a big gathering or occasion, together with conferences, conventions, and commerce exhibits, with greater than 250 individuals, they could now have as much as 50% capability in the event that they full and submit a Large Gathering COVID-19 Preparedness & Safety Plan Certification Form (“Large Gathering Certification”) to the Department of Business and Industry (B&I).   

The baseline commonplace for gatherings and occasions will stay at 250 individuals or 50%, whichever is much less, beginning on March 15.

The reopening plan expands capability to 50% on March 15 at nearly all companies and actions, and on May 1, selections will shift from the state to native authorities:

More element:

Nevada is at the moment working with the third version of the vaccine playbook, which outlines the state’s plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to its residents.

Gov. Sisolak is constant to induce the general public to not let up on mask-wearing and social distancing.

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