NEW: Nevada reports 600+ COVID cases, small drop in test positivity from over the weekend

Coronavirus

Below is the full COVID-19 report for this past weekend, June 4-6

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada is reporting seven additional COVID-19-related deaths and more than 600 new cases from this past weekend. The state’s test positivity rate remains low — 3.5% — in data released today. More than 40% of Nevadans eligible for the vaccine have completed vaccinations.

CASES & DEATHS & TESTING

Nevada reported 627 new COVID-19 cases, most from Clark County (556), over the weekend. The state’s total cases are now at 326,019. Clark County has a total of 253,006. It’s important to note that the state no longer updates the dashboard on the weekend, which may be why Monday and Tuesday reports show higher case and death totals.

Nevada reported seven additional COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, four from Clark County. Nevada’s most populous county now accounts for 4,424 of the state’s 5,607 deaths. The 14-day rolling average is two deaths per day.

The test positivity rate fell to 3.5% over the weekend. It was previously 3.6%, data from June 4 shows. The rate has continued to hit record lows as it decreases day by day, data shows. It fell below 5.0%, the World Health Organization’s goal, on May 17.

As of Sunday, a total of 3,415,946 tests have been conducted in Nevada, with an increase of 12,716 over the weekend.

*NOTE: Daily lab data from DHHS and SNHD reports is updated every morning for the previous day.

TRACKING NV COUNTIES

March 12 marked the first time in more than six months that no counties were flagged in the tracker. A county is flagged for elevated disease transmission if it meets two or three of the above criteria. In today’s report, Elko, Eureka and Lincoln counties were flagged.

Clark County cleared all state COVID-19 standards on Wednesday, May 27, when the case rate fell below 200 per 100,000 population over the past 30 days.

The case rate now stands at 142 per 100,000 over the past 30 days. Testing (178 tests per day per 100,000) and the test positivity rate (3.4%) are within state acceptable ranges.

VACCINATION UPDATE

The “vaccinations” tab on the DHHS dashboard provides updated immunization numbers every weekday. Click HERE to see the dashboard. Be sure to click the “vaccinations” tab under the “Current Status” top tab.

The state’s health department reports 2,310,144 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of June 6. Of Nevada’s total doses, 1,802,380 have been administered in Clark County, according to the Southern Nevada Health District’s daily dashboard update.

The state’s health department reports more than 40% of Nevadans currently eligible are fully vaccinated, and over 49% of the people eligible have initiated vaccinations. Clark County reports more than 39% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated, edging closer to their goal of 60%.

To see a list of COVID-19 vaccination sites and pop-up clinics, click HERE.

NEVADA HOSPITALIZATIONS

NOTE: The state is not updating hospitalization data, including the number of patients in ICU units or on ventilators, on Sundays or holidays.

According to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the number of hospitalized patients in Nevada was UP from over the weekend.

The current number of hospitalizations is 238 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitalization metrics set new lows over the past week, and the state has not witnessed any significant increases since the counties lightened social distancing protocols on May 1, the Nevada Hospital Association notes.

According to NHS, “While much of the state reopened on or about 1 May, following the CDC’s new mask guidance for vaccinated people, 1 June is the official reopening set by the Governor. We have not experienced any resurgence following changes to mask and social distancing requirements.”

To give some perspective, the state set a record high for hospitalized patients on Dec. 13 with 2,025 cases.

You can find this data under the “Current Status — Hospitalizations” tab of the DHHS dashboard

RECOVERY CASES

The number of people who have recovered from the virus in Clark County continues to increase. The latest county update estimates a total of 242,790 recovered cases; that’s 96% of all reported cases in the county, according to SNHD’s latest report.

The health district provides a daily map with the number of positive tests in each ZIP code in Clark County.


Nevada reopened to 100% capacity on June 1 and social distancing guidelines lifted, helping the state return to mostly pre-pandemic times, with some exceptions.

Fully-vaccinated Nevadans no longer have to wear masks. However, masks still must be worn when required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local businesses and workplace guidance.

SEE ALSO: Previous day’s report

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