Nevada virus numbers stable but no longer declining

State coronavirus task force Director Caleb Cage said Friday that while Nevada is no longer seeing declines in virus cases, the numbers are stable.
He said the average daily number of new cases is down to 186 and the test positivity rate over the past 14 days is just 4.2 percent, about where those numbers have been for some time.
“While there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is still more work to do,” he said adding that means wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands. Vaccinations, he pointed out, are only good if you’re vaccinated.
Candice McDaniel, who is managing the state’s vaccination effort, said 32.4 percent of Nevadans have at least started the vaccination process and 19.6 percent have completed it.
The Nevada Hospital Association reports that, as of Monday, there were 322 hospitalizations from the virus.
McDaniel said effective April 5, all Nevadans 16 and older are eligible for a vaccination.
“It’s safe, effective and free,” she said.
While the overall positivity rate is low, there are some counties that are significantly higher than the 5 percent recommended by the World Health Organization. Carson City is at 6 percent and Douglas and Lyon counties are 7 percent. 


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