Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Nevada

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November 17, 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 Nov. 16 reached over 1 million COVID-19-related deaths and 98.1 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 68.6% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 10.1% of vaccinated people have received the most recently available bivalent 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 Nov. 10, 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. Humboldt County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 24 (4 new cases, +300% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 16,238 (2,733 total cases)
--- 41.7% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 386 (65 total deaths)
--- 2.7% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.4% (7,310 fully vaccinated)
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#16. Douglas County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (12 new cases, +9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 17,413 (8,516 total cases)
--- 37.5% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 196 (96 total deaths)
--- 47.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.1% (25,991 fully vaccinated)
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#15. Elko County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 25 (13 new cases, +160% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 24,126 (12,733 total cases)
--- 13.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 280 (148 total deaths)
--- 25.5% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.2% (23,319 fully vaccinated)
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#14. Churchill County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 32 (8 new cases, -33% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 29,760 (7,413 total cases)
--- 6.9% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 474 (118 total deaths)
--- 26.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.7% (13,885 fully vaccinated)
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#13. White Pine County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 42 (4 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,100 (1,734 total cases)
--- 35.0% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 240 (23 total deaths)
--- 36.2% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.9% (5,258 fully vaccinated)
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#12. Mineral County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 44 (2 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 31,809 (1,433 total cases)
--- 14.3% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 422 (19 total deaths)
--- 12.2% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.8% (2,783 fully vaccinated)
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#11. Pershing County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 45 (3 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 34,335 (2,309 total cases)
--- 23.3% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 476 (32 total deaths)
--- 26.6% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 37.1% (2,498 fully vaccinated)
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#10. Storey County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 49 (2 new cases, +100% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 4,366 (180 total cases)
--- 84.3% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 340 (14 total deaths)
--- 9.6% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 24.1% (992 fully vaccinated)
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#9. Eureka County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 49 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 8,871 (180 total cases)
--- 68.1% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 99 (2 total deaths)
--- 73.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 28.0% (568 fully vaccinated)
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#8. Lyon County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 49 (28 new cases, -38% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 20,388 (11,725 total cases)
--- 26.8% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 316 (182 total deaths)
--- 16.0% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 43.3% (24,926 fully vaccinated)
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#7. Carson City, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 50 (28 new cases, -24% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 30,016 (16,784 total cases)
--- 7.8% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 408 (228 total deaths)
--- 8.5% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.6% (37,217 fully vaccinated)
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#6. Nye County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 52 (24 new cases, +140% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 18,769 (8,732 total cases)
--- 32.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 643 (299 total deaths)
--- 71.0% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.3% (22,458 fully vaccinated)
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#5. Washoe County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 53 (248 new cases, -9% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 26,253 (123,789 total cases)
--- 5.7% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 271 (1,278 total deaths)
--- 27.9% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.6% (314,117 fully vaccinated)
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#4. Lincoln County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 77 (4 new cases, -20% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 12,329 (639 total cases)
--- 55.7% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 193 (10 total deaths)
--- 48.7% less deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.1% (2,028 fully vaccinated)
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#3. Clark County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 84 (1,913 new cases, +183% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 28,556 (647,276 total cases)
--- 2.6% more cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 399 (9,040 total deaths)
--- 6.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.8% (1,354,612 fully vaccinated)
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#2. Esmeralda County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 115 (1 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 14,089 (123 total cases)
--- 49.4% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 573 (5 total deaths)
--- 52.4% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 42.4% (370 fully vaccinated)
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#1. Lander County, NV

- New cases per 100k in the past week: 145 (8 new cases, 0% change from previous week)
- Cumulative cases per 100k: 23,500 (1,300 total cases)
--- 15.6% less cases per 100k residents than Nevada
- Cumulative deaths per 100k: 380 (21 total deaths)
--- 1.1% more deaths per 100k residents than Nevada
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 41.3% (2,284 fully vaccinated)

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