The number of COVID-19 cases continues to creep up, with Clark County averaging about 47 new cases a day over the weekend, according to Clark County Public Health data.
One new death was recorded Monday: a man age 80 or older with underlying health conditions. His death brings the county’s total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 243, according to Public Health data. One death was reported last week.
There were 141 new cases reported since Friday, bringing the county’s total to 19,662 COVID-19 cases to date. The three-day average of about 47 cases per day tied last weekend’s average and is up from the prior week’s average of about 37 cases a day, according to Public Health data. The weeks ending March 12 and March 19 saw an average of 34 cases per day.
There were 302 people with active cases still in their isolation period as of Monday, up from 288 on Friday, according to Public Health data.
Hospitalizations held steady since Friday, with 20 people hospitalized with COVID-19 and one person awaiting test results, down from five on Friday.
Last week, Public Health urged people to stay close to home for spring break and to take the following precautions:
- Avoid large gatherings.
- Gather outdoors, if possible, and stay at least 6 feet from people you don’t live with.
- If you’re gathering indoors, keep the group small (no more than 10 people you don’t live with), wear face coverings, and open doors and windows to increase air flow.
People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should continue to take precautions, according to Public Health, such as wearing face coverings and maintaining physical distancing, when in public and gathering with others.