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COVID-19 continues to fall in Clark County, Nevada

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, August 25, 2022 7:32 am

COVID-19 hospitalizations and confirmed cases continue to fall in Clark County and statewide for the seventh week in a row.

Hospitalizations, considered one of the best indicators of disease trends, fell to 155 from 178 in Clark County over the past week, according to data released on Wednesday by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. They fell to 191 from 235 in the state.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, “neither COVID-19 nor monkeypox is affecting the Nevada healthcare system at this time.”

The county’s confirmed cases dropped from 244 to 214. They fell from 330 to 277 in the state.

“We are now in command mode.” “We’re in control of the disease,” said Cassius Lockett, director of disease surveillance and control for the Southern Nevada Health District.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the entire state remains at low COVID-19 levels for a second week, as measured by hospitalizations and case counts.

According to Daniel Gerrity, principal research microbiologist for the Southern Nevada Water Authority, analysis of wastewater, which serves as an early indicator of disease trends, shows declining levels of the virus across Southern Nevada.

The trend is similar to that seen in 2020 and 2021, with cases decreasing at the end of each summer. However, new variants of the virus caused surges later in the year.

In Nevada, there have been 774,980 COVID-19 cases and 11,375 deaths. There have been 590,685 cases and 8,894 deaths in Clark County.

However, wastewater analysis does not currently show an increase in new variants BA.4.6 or BA.2.75, according to Edwin Oh, an associate professor at UNLV’s Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine. These variants are thought to be more easily transmitted.

Credits: Las Vegas Review- Journal

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