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Community level still ‘low’ in Clark County as COVID-19 numbers drop again

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The CDC profile for Clark County exhibits continued enchancment on COVID-19, with the county dropping additional into the “low” neighborhood level designation on Thursday.

CDC suggestions for “low” neighborhood level are merely to remain up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, get examined when you’ve got signs, put on a masks when you’ve got signs, a optimistic check, or publicity to somebody with COVID-19. Wear a masks on public transportation.

The numbers present that the county is making good progress in lowering infections as the omicron (BA.5) variant dominates. Current knowledge from Clark County:

  • Case rate per 100,000 inhabitants: 81.66 (down from 112.85 final week)
  • New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 inhabitants: 7.1 (down from 8.6)
  • Percent of hospital beds utilized by COVID-19 sufferers: 2.9% (down from 3.7%)

In the span of three weeks, the county moved from “high” to “medium” to “low” earlier than staying in the low designation this week. And the numbers are a lot decrease than only a week in the past.

For the second straight week, your entire state of Nevada is on the “low” neighborhood level.

The neighborhood level designation is supposed to assist officers perceive the impression of COVID-19 in phrases of hospitalizations and well being care system pressure, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site. It additionally accounts for transmission in the neighborhood. The CDC updates the neighborhood level every week on Thursday.

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