Deaths remained flat while the county’s test positivity rate for new coronavirus infections dropped by 0.1 percentage points to 6.0 percent.
The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.
Separate lawsuits filed in Clark County District Court and U.S. District Court argue that the edict should be thrown out, with one seeking $200 million in restitution.
The Southern Nevada Health District announced Tuesday that booster shots of the Moderna and Johnson Johnson vaccine, in addition to the Pfizer vaccine, are available at its clinics for those who are eligible.
Clark County on Tuesday recorded 298 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths as three of its four key metrics showed day-over-day declines.
Both metrics were up over the preceding three days, while deaths and the test positivity rate in the county added to recent improvements, local and state data show.
There have been more than 500 vaccine breakthrough infections of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated casino workers in Clark County, a number similar to that of health care workers.
Clark County’s major COVID-19 metrics all registered improvement over the past week, which also saw the county make progress toward for lifting of the state’s mask mandate.
New COVID-19 cases and deaths in Clark County held steady on Thursday, while test positivity rate and hospitalization numbers continued to improve.
U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.