New Years Eve fireworks return to Vegas after 2020 hiatus | Health and fitness
Nationally, at least 36 states have detected the variant as the delta virus continues to increase in many places. Experts said on Tuesday that an omicron surge was likely already underway in the United States, exceeding the country’s ability to keep up with it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week that omicron accounts for about 3% of genetically sequenced coronaviruses nationwide. Percentages vary by region, with the highest – 13% – in the New York / New Jersey area.
Nevada has reported 8,263 people who have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020, including 6,358 in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County.
Masks are mandatory for everyone inside Clark County, unless they are actively eating or drinking, although compliance is not universal. All but two of Nevada’s 17 counties have similar rules.
Nearly 70% of eligible people in the Las Vegas area have received at least one injection of the coronavirus vaccine, and 55% are fully vaccinated, according to the local health district. Statewide, health officials put those numbers at 63% and nearly 54%, respectively.
Fireworks were first staged on the Strip on the last night of 2000. The display helped make New Years Eve one of Las Vegas’ biggest events, drawing over 300,000 revelers , according to tourism officials, and filling more than 250,000 hotel rooms.