This week, The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed the first reported case of COVID-19 caused by the BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron variant (Stealth Omicron). The Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory tested the specimen and is continuing to provide genome sequencing of a sampling of positive COVID-19 cases to determine the presence of variants in the community. The Southern Nevada Health District has expanded the availability of the COVID-19 oral medication, Paxlovid, to include individuals aged 12 – 64 with a positive COVID-19 test who are at higher risk for severe illness.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Resources has made it possible for anyone who has received COVID vaccinations to have a digital card that can be kept on a smart phone. People can go to the Nevada WebIZ site and download a digital vaccine card with a QR code that only verified SMART Health apps used by medical personnel can access. More information on the Smart Health QR Code can be found here: Nevada Health Response.