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73 breakthrough COVID-19 cases reported in Clark County

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 17:35:33-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District reported today that there have been 73 breakthrough infection cases among completely vaccinated residents in Clark County.

This represents approximately 1 out of 10,000 people vaccinated.

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Given the large number of people being vaccinated in the United States and the high level of ongoing COVID-19 cases, thousands of symptomatic vaccine breakthrough cases are expected, even if the vaccines remain as effective as demonstrated during the clinical trials.

Breakthrough cases can occur because a person was infected before they were vaccinated or just after vaccination. It takes about two weeks for the body to develop protection.

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Today, the Health District is reporting 241,814 cases of COVID-19 in Clark County, an increase of 461 since yesterday. The Health District is also reporting 4,261 deaths, an increase in 22 from yesterday.