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Nevada's CDC ranking further dips for vaccines administered per 100K

Posted at 5:37 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 09:24:07-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It's been about a week and a half since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine map tracker showed Nevada as the 7th worst state in the U.S. when it comes to vaccines administered for every 100,000 people.

According to the data, Nevada has slipped further down the list and now ranks 3rd from the bottom in that category.

However, there is good news for the distribution effort. The state is showing a higher percentage of vaccines administered overall.

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According to the CDC tracker, which shows the latest available data is from Jan. 19, of the 211,750 total doses distributed statewide, 102,840 have been administered -- or around 48.6% total.

On Jan. 8, Nevada was reporting just under 24% of distributed vaccines administered, or 44,656 of the 187, 375 distributed at the time.

If you are looking solely at the total number of doses administered, Nevada currently ranks 38 compared to other states on the tracker.

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But when it comes to where Nevada ranks relative to population size, the state is almost last in the nation.

At least, based on the reported data, which local officials have said is lagging.

According to the numbers reported, for every 100,000 people in Nevada, 6,875 doses have been distributed and 3,339 administered, making Nevada the 48th worst state on the list, per the CDC, above only Georgia and Alabama.

Previously, Nevada ranked 7th state from the bottom for doses administered per 100,000 people.

State officials have said in previous updates that the numbers reported are likely lower than the actual amount of vaccines administered due to reporting delays.

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Though transparency is important, explained the local officials, workers are prioritizing the actual act of administering shots into people's arms over inputting data.

To check the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine map tracker go to cdc.gov.