One additional death, 21 recoveries, 32 positive cases reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting that an additional Washoe County resident has died from COVID-19.

The deceased was a female in her 50s with underlying health conditions. This is the 13th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.

We’re also reporting 21 recoveries and 32 positive cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County. Two case were discharged from the hospital.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 532
  • Deaths: 13
  • Recoveries: 92
  • Active cases: 427
  • Currently hospitalized: 34
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 41

Hospital bed and ventilator occupancy information in Washoe County as of April 13, 2020.

  • 53 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (53% on 4/13)
  • 43 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (51% on 4/13)
  • 22 percent of ventilators are in use (20% on 4/13)

REMSA & Hospital message to the community

REMSA, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s remind you to call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms including chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding, seizure, stroke symptoms, cardiac arrest or sudden loss of consciousness could indicate a serious health problem and need to be evaluated quickly. Be assured that your ambulance transport and emergency room treatment are safe and do not put you at risk. Do not delay seeking emergency care. Please click HERE to see a message from our Carson, Reno & Sparks hospitals regarding COVID-19.

 Homeless Services update, mask donations
Under the direction of the Washoe County COVID-19 Incident Management Team (IMT), 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.

The IMT is asking for community donations of handsewn and homemade masks, for distribution to our homeless population. Mask donations can be dropped off during regular business hours at the Community Assistance Center, located at 335 Record Street.

About a dozen hand-washing stations will be temporarily deployed soon in the region, as the weather is starting to warm up. The IMT could not deploy the stations any sooner, because of freezing overnight temperatures.

Virtual Town Hall reminder – Friday, April 17
The Regional Information Center will take the community’s COVID-19 business questions in our second Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m. The community is asked to please, submit a question online before tomorrow, April 15, at noon. This town hall will feature a panel of business experts and regional leaders.
Washoe County School District (WCSD) update

WCSD is rolling out Phase 2 of Distance Learning for our 64,000 students. From Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18, will again be offering sites throughout our District for families to pick up paper packets of learning materials. A list of sites and times is available at www.washoeschools.net and materials may also be accessed online at  www.washoeschools.net/distancelearning.

 FAQ page provides key answers and updates

The FAQ page on the Regional Information Center website was created recently to provide the community answers to their top COVID-19 questions. The Resources page also contains timely and relevant information related to COVID-19, and is worth a visit.

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.