LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Today, the Southern Nevada Health District is announcing the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic.

As of Jan. 7, there have been 392,971 cases of COVID-19 reported in Clark County, an increase of 6,110 cases over the previous day.

The district also is reporting 15 deaths as of Jan. 7. 

“Today we are adding the highest daily COVID-19 case count and we are continuing to see a significant increase in cases especially as the Omicron variant becomes more prevalent,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada health District. “The best tools we have against COVID-19 are safe and effective vaccines. They are the best protection against severe illness and hospitalizations, and multiple vaccination clinics are available throughout Clark County.”

The district reminds everyone to be fully vaccinated and get a booster dose when eligible, wear well-fitting masks when indoors and in crowded settings, frequent handwashing, and to stay home and away from others if sick.

The district recently expanded COVID-19 testing hours at its three College of Southern Nevada sites. Six additional mobile testing units will begin operations starting Monday, the district announced on Saturday.

For locations, hours of operation, or to make an appointment for testing, visit at www.snhd.info/covid-testing. The Health District encourages people to visit a community testing site instead of a hospital emergency department to get tested.

Vaccine clinic information is available  at www.snhd.info/covid-vaccine  or Nevada Health Response: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.

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FILE - In this June 24, 2021, file photo, crowds walk through the casino during the opening night of Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Elected officials in tourism-dependent Las Vegas worried Tuesday, July 20, 2021, about public health and the economic effects of a spike in COVID-19 cases, particularly the highly contagious delta variant. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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(7) comments

beavis

Charge the un-vaccinated a premium for the health insurance for both their increased medical care and the additional spread their un-vaccinated state causes. Make vaccination an unemployment benefit requirement (let's face it; we need to fire them so let's not support them in their un-vaccinated state, either).

Nevermore

You must be Satan's right hand man. You know you lose in the end. It's in the BOOK. Have a good life.

beavis

Please allow me to introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

Nevermore

You're neither of those. Drinking a six pack of Bud Lite tells me all I need to know. Better get right with the Man. All those booster shots weren't created for your health. But then you already have a place to reside.

GlWd

Go back to California. They would love to have you.

beavis

But, I like it here with you!

SKSBullPup

This is flat out..."Depraved Indifference" by our city government.

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