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Health district reports possible COVID exposure spots in Clark County

Other, food establishments and hotels top list
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Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 23:27:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Southern Nevada Health District is sharing a list of the most common possible exposure sites reported in Clark County.

A category of "other" led the SNHD's latest report as of Thursday with 24,010 total possible exposures in the county. Food establishments were next with 13,249, followed by hotel/motel with 12,281 and then medical facilities with 11,916.

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The health district's list is broken down into categories, outlining overall businesses. However, some of the board categories do crossover as individuals with COVID-19 could have reported they visited multiple locations, according to the SNHD.

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The district says the data shared does not indicate that a person was exposed at such a location but is it does represent where an infected person traveled in the 14 days prior to them showing symptoms or returning a positive test.

Work also made the top five spots with 6,973 total possible exposures, with grocery stores next with 6,851 and casinos at 5,510.

Thursday, the health district reported a total of 216,817 positive COVID-19 cases overall with an increase of 696 daily cases.

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Data shared in the SNHD list says certain place categories were not collected from exposed or infected individuals until mid-October 2020, with case investigations remain ongoing.

UNLV health professor Dr. Brian Labus says context is needed to understand the list and stressed it didn't show COVID hotspots.

“It doesn’t tell us they acquired it at any one of these places. It doesn’t say there is increased or decreased risk for anything because we don’t know if people caught COVID at any of these establishments," he said.