Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada

Written by:
September 14, 2022
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

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 Sep. 28 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 96.2 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 67.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 48.7% 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 Sep. 22, 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.

1 / 17
Loren Kerns // Wikimedia Commons

#17. Storey County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 4,123 (170 total cases)
--- 85.0% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (14 total deaths)
--- 8.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 23.6% (971 fully vaccinated)
2 / 17
An63ca // Wikimedia Commons

#16. Esmeralda County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 0 (0 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 13,631 (119 total cases)
--- 50.4% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 573 (5 total deaths)
--- 54.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.8% (365 fully vaccinated)
3 / 17
Terence Mendoza // Shutterstock

#15. White Pine County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 10 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,912 (1,716 total cases)
--- 34.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (23 total deaths)
--- 35.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.5% (5,221 fully vaccinated)
4 / 17
Finetooth // Wikimedia Commons

#14. Humboldt County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 36 (6 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,048 (2,701 total cases)
--- 41.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 356 (60 total deaths)
--- 4.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.0% (7,245 fully vaccinated)
5 / 17
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#13. Eureka County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 49 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,674 (176 total cases)
--- 68.4% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 99 (2 total deaths)
--- 73.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 27.8% (564 fully vaccinated)
6 / 17
Pixabay

#12. Carson City, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 55 (31 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,655 (16,582 total cases)
--- 8.0% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 402 (225 total deaths)
--- 8.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.8% (36,774 fully vaccinated)
7 / 17
Constantine Kulikovsky // Wikimedia Commons

#11. Douglas County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 61 (30 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,176 (8,400 total cases)
--- 37.5% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 196 (96 total deaths)
--- 47.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.4% (25,650 fully vaccinated)
8 / 17
Tomdonohue1 // Wikimedia Commons

#10. Nye County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 64 (30 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,589 (8,648 total cases)
--- 32.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 632 (294 total deaths)
--- 69.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.7% (22,189 fully vaccinated)
9 / 17
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#9. Elko County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 70 (37 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,874 (12,600 total cases)
--- 13.1% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 269 (142 total deaths)
--- 27.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.7% (23,084 fully vaccinated)
10 / 17
Kelapstick // Wikimedia Commons

#8. Lyon County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 71 (41 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,077 (11,546 total cases)
--- 26.9% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 315 (181 total deaths)
--- 15.3% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.9% (24,666 fully vaccinated)
11 / 17
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#7. Churchill County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 104 (26 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,407 (7,325 total cases)
--- 7.1% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 474 (118 total deaths)
--- 27.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.9% (13,670 fully vaccinated)
12 / 17
randy andy // Shutterstock

#6. Clark County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 107 (2,419 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,284 (641,129 total cases)
--- 3.0% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 395 (8,963 total deaths)
--- 6.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.0% (1,338,239 fully vaccinated)
13 / 17
Andrew Zarivny // Shutterstock

#5. Washoe County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 153 (723 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 25,945 (122,335 total cases)
--- 5.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 270 (1,271 total deaths)
--- 27.4% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.8% (310,132 fully vaccinated)
14 / 17
Ken Lund // Flickr

#4. Pershing County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 193 (13 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,126 (2,295 total cases)
--- 24.2% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 461 (31 total deaths)
--- 23.9% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 36.7% (2,470 fully vaccinated)
15 / 17
Ken Lund // Flickr

#3. Mineral County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 311 (14 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,787 (1,432 total cases)
--- 15.7% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (19 total deaths)
--- 13.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.3% (2,762 fully vaccinated)
16 / 17
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Lander County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 325 (18 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 22,993 (1,272 total cases)
--- 16.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 380 (21 total deaths)
--- 2.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 40.9% (2,264 fully vaccinated)
17 / 17
Famartin // Wikimedia Commons

#1. Lincoln County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 1,080 (56 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 11,924 (618 total cases)
--- 56.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 193 (10 total deaths)
--- 48.1% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (2,022 fully vaccinated)

Trending Now