LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Southern Nevada Health District has been working tirelessly to track COVID-19 in Clark County.

Dr. Vit Kraushaar is SNHD’s only medical investigator and is responsible for overseeing contact tracing efforts in the valley.

Health officials said they are seeing the disease spread widely across different occupations, not limited to just the service or healthcare industries. Healthcare providers continue to be the hardest-hit profession.

In most of the country, the disease spread is more among 18 to 49-year-olds, and it's because of this age group that hospitalization rates are down from April.

Dr. Kraushaar said if people don't wear masks when they can't social distance, then it's a matter of time before the virus spreads to the older demographic.

When discussing the mask mandate, Dr. Kraushaar said it will only work if people wear them consistently and not just for work. He added that people should make their mask a normal part of their lives even if they are annoying.

The SNHD is currently working out details to get testing to any CCSD student who shows signs of illness this fall. 

Southern Nevada Health District

Southern Nevada Health District located at 280 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107.

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