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.
Clark County on Wednesday saw most of its major COVID-19 metrics continue to fall as it reported just 333 new coronavirus cases and 11 deaths recorded during the previous day.
CDC data shows that the county’s test positivity rate is now below the threshold for dropping the mandate, while the rate of cases per 100,000 people continues to decline.
Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the campaign for extra shots expands.
MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle said Monday that just 90 out of more than 6,000 workers affected by the company’s mandatory vaccine policy left the company rather than get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Supply of universal blood type at lowest level since early in the pandemic, according to the nonprofit blood supplier Vitalant.
Johnson & Johnson told the FDA that an extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination — but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.
All four key COVID-19 metrics for Clark County fell over the weekend, with 891 new cases and 20 deaths recorded since Friday’s report, according to state and local data.
MGM Resorts International and Westgate implemented new policies in recent months that require some employees to be vaccinated. Both policies took effect Friday.
While new cases, deaths and hospitals all have continued to fall this month, the forward-looking test positivity rate is right where it was at the beginning of the month.
Foreign nationals will be able to travel to the U.S. if they show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of travel.
Hospitals in rural Nevada still face shortages of beds, staff and supplies as they bear the brunt of the delta surge that has waned elsewhere in the state, officials said Thursday.