Clark County COVID-19 cases show increase over weekend, new death reported


An increase in COVID-19 cases in Clark County that started last week accelerated over the weekend, with an average of about 47 new cases per day, according to Clark County Public Health.

One new death was recorded over the weekend: a woman aged 80 or older with underlying health issues. His death brings the county’s total COVID-19 deaths to 242, according to public health data. Five deaths were recorded last week.

There have been 143 new cases reported since Friday, bringing the county’s total to 19,347 cases so far. The three-day average of about 47 cases per day is up from the average of about 37 cases per day last week, which in itself was an increase from an average of 34 cases per day in the last week. during the previous two weeks, according to public health data.

There were 197 active cases still in their isolation period on Monday, up from 295 on Friday, according to public health data.

Hospitalizations are down, with 18 people hospitalized for COVID-19, up from 22 on Friday, and two people hospitalized awaiting test results, down from nine on Friday, according to Public Health.

Public Health reported that Clark County was assigned 14,330 first doses and 12,700 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered between March 29 and April 4.

As of March 24, 133,330 doses had been administered in Clark County, with 106,660 Clark County residents with at least one dose and 51,454 fully vaccinated.

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