NEW: COVID-19 cases over 5,600 in Clark County; test positivity rates continue climb


Under is the whole COVID-19 report for Jan. 12.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — COVID-19 cases continue at their highest ranges of the pandemic, with information launched correct now exhibiting 5,612 new cases in Clark County — the second-highest single-day complete ever.

The 4 highest case counts of the pandemic in Clark County have come in the sooner six days, with a complete of 27,918 cases over that interval.

The surge in hospital victims eased, ending a streak of will improve that goes as soon as extra to Dec. 29 in Clark County. Affected individual counts dropped by 4 in Clark County, and by three statewide. The state’s string of will improve goes as soon as extra to Dec. 21. COVID-19 affected specific individual totals are actually at 1,459 in Clark County, and 1,623 statewide.

Test positivity rates are nonetheless rising, hitting new information in Clark County (34.8%) and statewide (31.8%).

Nevada reported 22 deaths, with 20 of these in Clark County.

Info from the Nevada State Public Well being Laboratory signifies that 92% of the merely lately examined samples in Clark County have been from the omicron variant. The fully totally different 8% have been from the delta variant.

The graphs beneath present the test positivity for the state (first picture), adopted by Clark County’s test positivity worth.

Clark County’s earlier excessive for COVID-19 cases reported for a single day was 6,110, launched on Jan. 8 by the Southern Nevada Well being District. The report for Jan. 11 confirmed 4,946, and Jan. 9 had 4,925 cases, the third- and fourth- highest single-day counts of the pandemic. The 4 highest totals have come contained in the sooner six days.

Testing continues at excessive ranges, with 19,599 test outcomes reported in correct now’s information.

At-home assessments shouldn’t even counted in the state’s figures.

The present surge in cases all by means of the unfold of the omicron variant has led to a five-day “Cease the Unfold” pause for Clark County colleges. No applications could possibly be held Friday and Tuesday on either side of the Martin Luther King Jr. journey.

Over the course of the pandemic, deaths have spiked in the weeks following spikes in case numbers, nevertheless it’s potential that the omicron variant acquired’t have the equal lethal toll. Well being officers continue to emphasize the significance of getting vaccinated on account of it reduces the prospect of most sickness.

A check out present COVID-19 numbers:


  • New cases: 5,612 – second-highest ever (complete: 414,779)
  • Deaths: 20 (complete: 6,608)
  • Test positivity worth: 34.8% (up from 33.4% yesterday)
  • Testing: 4,677,633 (+13,685 from yesterday)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,463 (no change from yesterday)


  • New cases: 6,845 (complete: 543,102)
  • Deaths: 22 (complete: 8,606)
  • Test positivity worth: 31.8% (up from 30.5% yesterday)
  • Testing: 6,167,589 (+19,599 from yesterday)
  • Hospitalizations: 1,623 (-3 from yesterday

As of Jan. 6, the Southern Nevada Well being District analysis there are 261 breakthrough deaths (+12), 873 breakthrough hospitalizations (+28) and 19,501 breakthrough cases (+7,704). (Will enhance are in comparability with numbers reported on Dec. 29.) Breakthrough cases now account for virtually 40% of all new COVID-19 cases.

As of yesterday, a complete of 6,167,589 COVID-19 assessments have been carried out in Nevada, with a rise of 19,599 from the previous day.

*NOTE: Day by day lab information from DHHS and SNHD analysis is up to date each morning for the earlier day.


The test positivity worth in Clark County has risen to 34.8%, which places the county as soon as extra on the state’s watch itemizing for elevated transmission menace. The velocity should be beneath 8% and a separate measure of the county’s case worth — at present “excessive” at 1,065.1 cases (per 100,000 inhabitants over the sooner seven days) — ought to drop beneath 50 for 2 straight weeks earlier than the masks mandate can finish.

In correct now’s report, 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties are flagged for prime transmission.

Clark County’s case worth (2,862 per 100,000 over the sooner 30 days) and test positivity worth (34.8%) are flagged in information reported correct now. Testing (504 assessments per day per 100,000) is contained in the state’s acceptable fluctuate.


The state’s correctly being division analysis 4,077,258 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nevada, as of Jan. 12.

As of yesterday, 55.12% of Nevadans at present eligible for the vaccine are fully vaccinated, and 65.49% of the eligible inhabitants has initiated vaccinations. Clark County analysis that 54.46% of its eligible residents are fully vaccinated.


NOTE: The state isn’t updating hospitalization information on weekends or holidays.

In holding with the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the variety of hospitalized victims in Nevada was down (-3) since the previous day.

The present variety of hospitalizations is 1,623 confirmed/suspected cases. Hospitals reported 281 of these victims have been in intensive care fashions, and 141 have been on ventilators. To supply some perspective, the state set a file excessive for hospitalized victims on Dec. 13, 2020, with 2,025 victims.

The variety of victims has risen quickly since Christmas (84% over the sooner two weeks, 93% in Clark County), and whereas the variety of victims in ICU and has furthermore risen, the velocity has been a lot decrease (48% over the sooner two weeks). The variety of victims on ventilators has risen slower than that (30% over the sooner two weeks).

The Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) analysis in its weekly change that hospitals in Southern Nevada and rural counties are at “disaster” staffing ranges.

“Clark County continues to expertise important will increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and simultaneous worker sick callouts,” in line with NHA. “Each the north and south areas of the state are appreciating will increase in ICU affected person counts. The staffing scenario stays in disaster for the second week. There is no such thing as a indication that hospitalizations have peeked, and will increase in COVID-19 hospital demand are anticipated for the following a number of weeks.”

There are 240 COVID-19 victims in intensive care in Clark County NHA moved to “warning” standing when that quantity hit 221 earlier this week.

NHA furthermore well-known, “There’s anecdotal proof that persons are experiencing COVID-19 reinfection in lower than 4 months, together with some vaccinated people. This reinfection price might contribute to a chronic hospital staffing problem if this turns into the omicron norm.”

The graphs beneath present hospitalizations in Nevada (first picture) and in Clark County:


NOT UPDATED YET ON THURSDAY: The quantity of those who have recovered from the virus in Southern Nevada continues to extend. The newest county change estimates a complete of 360,711 recovered cases; that’s 88.2% of all reported cases in the county, in line with SNHD’s latest report.


Nevada reopened to 100% performance on June 1 and social distancing pointers lifted, serving to the state return to principally pre-pandemic occasions, with some exceptions.

The CDC reversed course on July 27, saying fully vaccinated Individuals in areas with “substantial and excessive” transmission should positioned on masks indoors when in public as COVID-19 cases rise. Most of Nevada falls into these two menace classes.

Nevada talked about it’d undertake the CDC’s steering with the mannequin new masks guideline that went into impression at 12:01 a.m. on July 30. This overrides Clark County’s worker masks mandate, which went into impression in mid-July.

On Aug. 16, Gov. Sisolak signed a mannequin new directive that permits fully vaccinated attendees at large gatherings to take away their masks, nonetheless provided that the venue chooses to require everybody in attendance to offer proof of vaccination. Those that’ve only one shot and shouldn’t “absolutely vaccinated” would nonetheless be allowed to attend, as would youngsters beneath 12, nonetheless each would want to positioned on masks.

Masks nonetheless should be worn when required by federal, state, native, tribal, or territorial licensed suggestions, suggestions and pointers, together with native companies and workplace steering.

State approval for vaccinating youngsters 5-11 years earlier was given on Nov. 3, with plans by the Southern Nevada Well being District to begin out vaccinations on Nov. 10. The Pfizer vaccine is the one vaccine authorised for youngsters correct now.

SEE ALSO: Earlier day’s report

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