Southern Nevada Health District COVID-19 Update

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting 807 new cases of COVID-19 today as the positivity rate continues to slowly increase in Clark County.

The increase in reports of new cases is not unexpected, as more people are being tested and the Health District receives more lab reports. However, the increase in the positivity rate serves as a stark reminder to the public of the importance of following public health recommendations to protect themselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

People should continue to limit their time in public and wear face covers when in contact with someone outside their home. If someone is sick, they should stay home. If they have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed, they should be tested. People waiting for their test results should stay home and away from others until they receive a negative result or for 14 days from the last day of their possible exposure.

Additional preventive measures include frequent hand washing, covering for coughing and sneezing, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. The Health District also encourages everyone to get a flu shot this season. The flu vaccine is available at the Health District immunization clinics and upcoming community clinics are scheduled to:

Closed Wednesday, October 21
1 5 pm a pm
Valley High School
2839 Burnham Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Closed Wednesday, November 4
1 5 pm a pm
Silverado High School
1650 Silver Hawk Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123

More information about COVID-19 is available on the Health District website at www.SNHD.info/covid. For information and resources on the flu clinic, visit www.SNHD.info/flu.

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