As COVID-19 cases surge across the northern and eastern part of the country, Nevada’s numbers look good in comparison.
Even after months of declining case numbers have turned into a slight uptick this week, Nevada’s positivity numbers are still below 5 percent.
And the percentage in Clark County is actually lower than that of the less-populated Washoe and Humbolt counties.
Meanwhile, vaccination numbers continue to rise, especially now that anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible.
Jeff Quinn, the manager of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Southern Nevada Health District, credited Nevadans for the improvement in infection numbers.
He said everyone's persistence in getting tested and vaccinated has helped.
With that said, he is concerned about the rise in cases in other places.
“Pretty much anything that is occurring in other states and around the world has the potential to change our numbers here," Quinn said, "So really, it’s an important reminder about the importance of testing and mitigation measures that we must continue to take.”
Mason Van Houweling, CEO, University Medical Center; Jeff Quinn, Office of Public Health Preparedness Manager, Southern Nevada Health District
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