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Nevada, Las Vegas chart jumps in key COVID-19 measurements

Virus Outbreak Nevada
Posted at 10:00 PM, Dec 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-22 01:00:55-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Health officials in Nevada are charting jumps in key coronavirus measurements, including more than 3,800 new cases of COVID-19 in Clark County during the last week.

The Las Vegas area surpassed 6,400 deaths attributed to the coronavirus since the pandemic began, or 77% of the more than 8,300 people who've died statewide.

The Southern Nevada Health District on Tuesday reported 974 new cases and 15 deaths in Clark County since Monday.

State health officials on Monday also confirmed three new cases of the fast-spreading omicron variant — including two in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County.

That's five omicron cases in Nevada since the first one was detected last week.