No Douglas coronavirus hospitalizations this week


As of Wednesday, there were no confirmed or suspected hospitalizations in Douglas County related to the coronavirus outbreak.

A coronavirus vaccine clinic on Thursday coincides with the second anniversary of the state’s lockdown in 2020.

The clinic is 2:30-4 p.m. at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The county is down to an average of two new confirmed cases a day. According to the Centers for Disease Control county view, Douglas has seen an 81.25 percent decrease in cases over the week ending Wednesday.

Douglas didn’t experience its first death attributed to the virus until August 2020. In all, 88 deaths are attributed to the virus since then.

Douglas continues to be flagged for elevated transmission of the virus, but just barely. Test positivity is just a tenth of a point above the test positivity threshold and the 30-day case rate is running 12 percent above the case rate.

On Thursday, the state announced it’s changing how it tracks the virus as it shifts to endemic status.

Those changes include removal of the county tracker and dashboard pages at the Nevada Health Response website.

The community transmission indicators on the tracker site were established in 2020 before the availability of vaccines and at-home tests to help slow the spread of the virus, officials said.

Dashboard updates will move to weekly, according to the state.


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