RENO — The average number of new daily cases reported in Nevada over the past two weeks has fallen to its lowest level since mid-September and dropped by nearly 90% since a peak of more than 2,700 a day in mid-December.
The 314 new daily cases reported on average over the previous 14 days is the lowest since an average of 312 were reported on Sept. 16, state health officials said Friday.
That's down from a peak of 2,716 reported on Dec. 11. The daily average dropped below 2,000 in mid-January and has steadily declined ever since.
The state's positivity rate also has dropped to 8.3%, the lowest since 8.2% on Oct. 19. The rate is based on a 14-day rolling average with a seven-day lag. It peaked at 21.6% on Jan. 13.
State officials said they are pleased that only a tiny fraction of vaccine doses that have been delivered to Nevada have failed to make it into arms because they were lost, expired or otherwise wasted — about 0.2%.
Of the 742,000 total doses delivered through Feb. 17, only 1,400 to 1,500 have been "wasted or compromised in some manner," said Karissa Loper, deputy chief of Nevada's Bureau of Child, Family & Community Wellness.