Third COVID-19-related death confirmed in Washoe County


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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center today is reporting a second and third death due to COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • A female in her 30s who had an underlying health condition.
  • A female in her 80s who had underlying health conditions.

It is important for the public to follow the public health measures enacted local and state entities and to “Stay Home For Nevada.” If you are sick, it is especially important that you do not go to work or visit any other public areas until your symptoms have subsided and you’re fever-free for 72 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medicine.

Everyone is urged to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community by avoiding all non-essential travel, social interactions, and staying at least 6 feet away from others.

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Total COVID-19 case count reaches 121

The Health District announced that the total cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County is at 121, up from 107 from the previous press release. The total recoveries is 10, up from 8 yesterday. The total active cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County is 108, up from 99 yesterday.

First positive homeless COVID test confirmed

Under the direction of the Washoe County COVID-19 Incident Management Team, a Homeless Services division has been actively working to ensure essential services are provided to individuals in our region who are experiencing homelessness during this crisis.

On March 29, the Homeless Services division learned that a homeless individual had tested positive for COVID-19, the first such case in our region. The individual was discharged from a local hospital today, March 30, and is being placed today in quarantine housing where they can isolate safely.

The individual had previously accessed services at the Community Assistance Center (CAC) and Reno Events Center.

Service providers have been notified and advised to continue screening and isolate anyone with symptoms until alternative housing can be quickly arranged. See more here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.