One death was reported in the past week, a man in his 50s with an underlying condition, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 306 to date, according to Public Health data.
The new cases reported since Aug. 26 include 1,243 that were confirmed using molecular PCR testing, for a total of 29,725 cases since the pandemic began, and 359 probable cases diagnosed with antigen testing, for a total of 2,730 to date, according to Public Health data.
Combined, those cases represent an average of about 229 new cases a day, far surpassing an average of about 180 new cases a day reported during the height of the post-holiday surge on Jan. 8, according to Public Health data.
There were 1,561 active cases still in their isolation period on Thursday, an increase of 210 from Aug. 26.
Health officials have vaccinations coupled with face covering are the best way to protect yourself and other from infection. As of Saturday, 65.3 percent of eligible Clark County residents had received at least one dose, and 58.5 percent were fully vaccinated.
Vaccines are available at no charge at many local pharmacies and health care providers.