KEY POINTS

  • A majority of breakthrough cases occurred in people aged 25 to 49
  • 53% of COVID-19 cases were reported in fully vaccinated females
  • The state has reported a total of 9,080 breakthrough infections

Nearly 20% of new COVID-19 cases reported in Clark County, Nevada, occurred in individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the virus, according to the health department. 

At least 1 in 5 or 19.24% of new novel coronavirus infections reported in Clark County occurred in fully vaccinated individuals over the past month. In comparison, 80.76% of new cases recorded from Sept. 1 to Sept. 16 were among the county’s unvaccinated population, according to a COVID-19 Breakthrough Infections Report from the Southern Nevada Health District.

The recent figures for breakthrough infections have increased since June when 11.73% of cases were reported among the fully vaccinated. In July, fully vaccinated people made up 15.76% of all new cases. In August, the percentage rose to 17.77%, according to the data.

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases mostly occurred in fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 25 and 49. Of the state’s 9,080 total breakthrough infections, 3,999 were reported in this age group.

At least 2,386 COVID-19 cases were also reported in fully vaccinated individuals between the ages of 50 and 64. Among people aged 65 and older, officials reported 2,035 breakthrough infections. At least 548 cases occurred in people aged 18 to 24 and 112 infections were in children ages 5 to 17. 

The data also showed that 53% of COVID-19 cases were reported in fully vaccinated females while 46% infections were recorded among the male population. 

As of Sept. 16, 137 fully vaccinated people died of COVID-19 in Clark County, which represents 2% of the state’s vaccinated population. 

Overall, Clark County has reported 315,569 COVID-19 cases and 5,477 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to an analysis by The New York Times.

Statewide, Nevada authorities have reported 412,317 infections and 6,880 deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 2,215 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, the lowest the state has recorded since July 19 following the weekend.

The state’s 14-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases increased to 891 Monday from 877 three days prior. The daily average for deaths remains at 11, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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