Hospitalizations rose, with 97.5 percent of Clark County’s hospital beds and 92.1 percent of its ICU beds occupied as of Tuesday. Public Health reported that 14 percent of hospital beds and 27 percent of ICU beds were occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19.
The rate of new hospitalizations dipped slightly to 9.2 new admissions per 100,000 over seven days, down from 10.2 last week. The number of active cases still in isolation also fell, to 1,098, down 45 from last week.
Data from Public Health shows that COVID-19 cases remain highest among the unvaccinated, with the rate of infection in that group four times higher than those who are fully vaccinated. Hospitalizations of the unvaccinated were 3.5 times higher than fully vaccinated and deaths among the unvaccinated were 10 times higher than those who were fully vaccinated.
As of Monday, 70.2 percent of Clark County residents age 12 or older had at least one dose of vaccine, with 64.3 percent fully vaccinated.