NEW: COVID-19 cases up in Clark County; wastewater monitors show increases
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — COVID-19 cases have increased over the past week, and more hospitalizations have followed.
The wastewater surveillance system indicates elevated levels of the virus have been detected at Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Moapa Valley, Laughlin and Clark County monitoring sites.
The increase in the average daily cases — now 112, compared to 99 last week — comes as the omicron stealth variant has grown to 20% of cases analyzed across the state, according to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. In Clark County, average daily cases are at 87, up from 76 last week — a 14% increase.
Nevada reports 45 COVID-19 deaths — 36 in Clark County — and the statewide death toll is now 10,136. Deaths are often reported weeks after they actually happen.