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Nevada Is the Only State in the US With ‘Low’ COVID Numbers

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, August 20, 2022 2:46 am

Nevada Is the Only State in the US With “Low” COVID Numbers.

Author: Nevada Globe Staff

NEVADA – COVID- 19 in Nye County and the whole state is low, according to the CDC. New cases and hospitalizations have declined for six weeks.

Nye County averaged three new cases each week, which the CDC considers low. When a disease is at low levels in a community, the FDA suggests people get checked out for symptoms and vaccinated.

When levels are high, the CDC recommends everyone wear a mask.

Last week, only Nevada’s White Pine County was low. Carson City and Churchill County remained high. Nye County and the state have similar levels.

According to CDC data, Nevada is the only state where all counties have low levels. 19.8% of counties are low, 40.5% are medium, and 39.65% are high.

The COVID-19 community level is based on hospital admissions, COVID patients in staffed beds, and new cases per 100,000 persons.

In Clark County, where most COVID patients in the state are treated, there were 8.6 new hospital admissions per 100,000 people, and COVID-19 patients filled 3.7% of inpatient beds. 112,85 cases per 100,000 individuals.

Hospitalizations in the county declined from 226 last week to 178 this week, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide hospitalizations dropped from 286 to 235.

The county’s average number of new cases daily declined from 326 to 244. Statewide, 433 cases fell to 330.

Authorities say that the actual number of patients is several times higher than confirmed cases. Because more people use at-home quick testing, positive findings aren’t counted in official counts.

8,431 persons in Nye County and 772,676 in Nevada have COVID-19. The county had 278 deaths, and the state had 11,353.

Credits: PV Times

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