243,107 Nevadans have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine

 As of Wednesday morning, 243,107 Nevadans had received at least their first shot of vaccine against the coronavirus.
That is just under 8 percent of the state’s residents.
Health officials say a new tab has been added to the website to provide a weekly update on how many people have been vaccinated.
They have also posted a call center to help people get registered for vaccinations as they become eligible. That number is 1-800-401-0946.
Michelle White, chief of staff to Gov. Steve Sisolak, said Nevada still needs more doses of the vaccines but is leading western states in the percentage of doses received that have actually been put into people’s arms — 76 percent. She said that is far higher than just a few weeks ago.
White said Nevada is also seeing significant improvement in support from the federal government and that the state is ready to move faster once more doses of vaccine become available.
Of those vaccinated, the governor’s health response website says that 45,424 have completed the process by getting their second shot.
A total of 17,707 doses have been administered in Carson City but just 3,481 people have gotten both shots.
In Washoe County, providers had administered 58,873 shots to 44,280 people and 14,593 individuals had received both shots.
In Churchill County, 2,241 shots had been given to 1,983 people. Only 258 persons had received both doses.
Douglas County had given 1,656 shots to 1,340 individuals and 316 people had received two shots.
Finally, Lyon County reported administering 1,235 shots to 996 people but just 239 of them had been given both shots.
Nevada reported just 896 new cases of the virus as of Wednesday and 17 deaths. Julia Peek of the Health Division said the positivity rate of people being tested is falling and is now at 16.9 percent. That is down significantly from its peak of more than 23 percent.
The total number of cases in the state since the pandemic hit is now 280,707. The state has a total of 4,373 deaths from COVID-19.
Carson City has suffered 106 total deaths as of Wednesday, 189 deaths in Churchill, 58 in Douglas and 93 in Lyon County. Washoe County’s total death toll is 604.
As of Wednesday, there were 1,145 people hospitalized with the virus in Nevada.


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