One additional COVID-19 death reported, 18 recovered

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting one additional COVID-19-related death, 26 additional positive cases and 18 recoveries in Washoe County.

The deceased was a female in her 90s with an underlying health condition and is the 11th death in Washoe County from COVID-19.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 415
  • Deaths: 11
  • Recoveries: 59
  • Active cases: 345
  • Currently hospitalized: 32

Residents asked to limit gatherings for Easter holiday

The COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT) is asking residents maintain social distancing and limit the number of people gathering at community locations and in households for the Easter holiday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that people can spread COVID-19 despite not showing symptoms and gatherings can be a potential source of infection, especially for vulnerable populations like the elderly. We ask that people celebrate the holiday by having smaller gatherings of just those who live in the household.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ventilators deployed

The Health Branch of the IMT distributed another round of PPE to local hospitals on Friday. The Health Branch is responsible for distributions of PPE received from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).

In addition, the Health Branch deployed 15 of 35 ventilators that were received from the SNS. The others are expected to be deployed soon.

When adding fuel to your vehicle, take these precautions

Anytime you’re touching a surface that many others are touching, you need to take precautions. That includes the gas station.

Watch this quick video on how to stay safe when putting gas in your car.

 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.