COVID-19 metrics held mostly flat in Nevada’s weekly report on Wednesday, with a delayed report of over 300 deaths clogging up most significant figures and affecting raw data totals.
Not all experts agree on who needs a second booster, but those with underlying medical conditions might benefit the most as antibodies begin to wane.
There’s evidence protection can wane particularly in higher-risk groups, and for them another booster “will help save lives,” FDA vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks said.
Two federal advisory committee members say evidence doesnt support a need for four shots.
The state reported 82 deaths over the preceding week, with data updated through Monday.
Last week, BA.2 represented about 35 percent of cases genetically analyzed in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As cases of COVID-19 plummet, overall doses administered also are at their lowest point since the first week of vaccinations in mid-December 2020.
On the first day of its new COVID-19 reporting system, Clark County reported a decline in most major metrics.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control must approve the request.
On the final day of daily COVID-19 updates from state officials, Clark County added another 369 new cases and 20 deaths.
Clark County on Thursday reported 516 new coronavirus cases and 16 deaths, as long-term metrics declined but daily number inched higher.
Clark County added 423 new cases and 14 new deaths Friday, according to health district data. As of Friday the county reported 489,011 cases and 7,552 deaths.
Clark County on Thursday reported 396 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths as most major long-term metrics continued to decline.
The county showed a 7-day case rate of 55.50 and a 7-day test positivity rate of 7.93 percent on Tuesday, according to CDC data. That was enough to drop the county into the “substantial” transmission rate.