Clark County COVID-19 numbers increase, push back school reopenings

Community cases jumped from 63 to 76 per 100,000 during month of September

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Clark County’s COVID-19 numbers have steadily increased since late August, pushing the county into the “high risk” zone this week with 76.15 cases per 100,000 residents as of Sept. 21. 

Clark County Public Health calculates the current COVID-19 activity once a week and posts updates on the county’s website each Tuesday. The community rate is linked to regional school reopenings. For public K-12 schools to move into the hybrid remote/in-person model, the county’s numbers must remain under 75 cases per 100,000 residents for three weeks in a row. 

Over the past four weeks, the county has seen increases in its activity levels, going from 63.05 cases per 100,000 residents on Aug. 31 to the 76.15 cases per 100,000 posted on Tuesday, Sept. 22. 

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