Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) – Reversing a trend from the past several weeks, new numbers from Clark County released on Wednesday showed a decline in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
The 14-day moving average of new cases in the county was down 12.5 from last week -- 637 new cases per day, compared to 728 the week before. The number tells the average number of cases per 100,000 population.
A look at the actual case numbers reported in the county shows an even steeper drop -- 24% -- with 4,927 cases reported, compared to 6,513 the previous week.
Hospitalizations have also dropped after rising for the last seven weeks. Clark County had 338 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, including 53 in ICU and 22 on ventilators. Figures from the CDC will be released on Thursday as to whether the county remains at a "high" or "medium" community level. Clark County has been rated “high” for the past two weeks
Statewide, the 14-day moving average of new cases was at 834 -- down 11.5% from last week, with overall hospitalizations down 8 to 402.
Nevada reported 39 deaths, pushing the total for the pandemic to 11,006.