Nevada has plummeted to the bottom of a federal list for the percentage of vaccinations for the most vulnerable population — nursing home residents.
The state Health and Human Services Department also reported eight deaths and a 0.1 percentage increase in the COVID-19 test positivity rate, which now stands at 12.7 percent.
It also said it needed to emphasize the importance of increasing vaccinations in the region.
The number of new cases was the highest three-day total since the state halted weekend reporting of COVID-19 data in mid-April.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s recommendation extends to both those vaccinated against COVID-19 and unvaccinated people.
The state’s test positivity rate jumped again as well, topping 11 percent for the first time since mid-February.
A health official said California residents, particularly the unvaccinated, should rethink traveling to Nevada or other states where COVID-19 cases are high.
Positivity rate also jumps sharply to 9.5 as deaths remain above two-week moving average.
Nevada on Friday reported 813 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths, according to state data.
The odds are “very reasonable” for winning one of the raffle’s prizes, a UNLV mathematician said on the eve of the first drawing. That said, don’t quit your day job beforehand.
Updated data posted by the state Department of Health and Human Services on the state’s coronavirus website pushed the state’s case total to 337,259.
Nevada on Tuesday reported 1,346 new coronavirus cases and five deaths over the preceding four days as well as a sharp increase in the state’s test positivity rate.
Nearly every Nevadan who received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered in Thursday’s drawing, but those in a “unique situation” can also sign up.
Nevada will seek federal government help to respond to an increasing trend in COVID-19 cases, an emergence and increase in the Delta variant, and the stagnation in Clark County vaccination rates.
Gov. Steve Sisolak’s offer of a chance to win a million dollar prize hasn’t resulted in a noticeable uptick in COVID-19 vaccinations in Nevada, at least not so far.