Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada

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May 21, 2022
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Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely.

The United States as of May 25 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 83.6 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 66.6% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 46.6% of vaccinated people have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the highest infection rate per 100,000 residents within the week leading up to May 24, 2022. Cumulative cases per 100,000 served as a tiebreaker.

Keep reading to see whether your county ranks among the highest COVID-19 infection rates in your state.

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#17. Eureka County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,132 (165 total cases)
--- 65.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 99 (2 total deaths)
--- 71.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.6% (560 fully vaccinated)
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#16. Lincoln County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 10,612 (550 total cases)
--- 55.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 154 (8 total deaths)
--- 56.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 38.7% (2,005 fully vaccinated)
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#15. Esmeralda County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, -100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,371 (108 total cases)
--- 47.9% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 344 (3 total deaths)
--- 2.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.5% (362 fully vaccinated)
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#14. White Pine County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,672 (1,693 total cases)
--- 25.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 209 (20 total deaths)
--- 40.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.7% (5,147 fully vaccinated)
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#13. Pershing County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 15 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,688 (2,131 total cases)
--- 33.4% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 431 (29 total deaths)
--- 22.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.4% (2,446 fully vaccinated)
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#12. Storey County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 3,250 (134 total cases)
--- 86.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 267 (11 total deaths)
--- 24.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 22.5% (927 fully vaccinated)
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#11. Humboldt County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 30 (5 new cases, +150% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,931 (2,513 total cases)
--- 37.1% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 321 (54 total deaths)
--- 8.8% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.5% (7,146 fully vaccinated)
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#10. Churchill County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 32 (8 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,525 (6,607 total cases)
--- 11.7% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 446 (111 total deaths)
--- 26.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.2% (13,490 fully vaccinated)
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#9. Elko County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 38 (20 new cases, +54% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,146 (11,688 total cases)
--- 6.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 261 (138 total deaths)
--- 25.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (22,665 fully vaccinated)
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#8. Nye County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 39 (18 new cases, -31% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,190 (7,532 total cases)
--- 31.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 518 (241 total deaths)
--- 47.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 46.9% (21,816 fully vaccinated)
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#7. Mineral County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 44 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,169 (1,269 total cases)
--- 18.6% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 377 (17 total deaths)
--- 7.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.0% (2,702 fully vaccinated)
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#6. Lander County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 54 (3 new cases, +50% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 21,403 (1,184 total cases)
--- 9.9% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 380 (21 total deaths)
--- 8.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.6% (2,247 fully vaccinated)
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#5. Lyon County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 111 (64 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,734 (10,199 total cases)
--- 25.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 303 (174 total deaths)
--- 13.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.2% (24,261 fully vaccinated)
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#4. Douglas County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 121 (59 new cases, +44% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 15,272 (7,469 total cases)
--- 35.7% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 188 (92 total deaths)
--- 46.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (25,281 fully vaccinated)
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#3. Washoe County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 129 (607 new cases, +24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,604 (106,580 total cases)
--- 4.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 255 (1,203 total deaths)
--- 27.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.7% (305,081 fully vaccinated)
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#2. Carson City, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 129 (72 new cases, +36% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 27,048 (15,124 total cases)
--- 13.9% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 392 (219 total deaths)
--- 11.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.6% (36,149 fully vaccinated)
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#1. Clark County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 155 (3,505 new cases, +40% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,146 (547,316 total cases)
--- 1.7% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 374 (8,481 total deaths)
--- 6.3% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (1,315,182 fully vaccinated)

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