Additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Team is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths, moving the total to 21 in Washoe County.

The deceased are:

  • Male in his 90s with underlying health conditions
  • Male in his 80s with underlying health conditions
  • Male in his 70s with underlying health conditions

Additionally, positive COVID-19 cases in Washoe County has eclipsed 700. Twenty-six additional cases were reported today, moving the total to 710. There were 20 additional recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 710 (+26 from 4/21)
  • Deaths: 21 (+3)
  • Recoveries: 195 (+20)
  • Active cases: 494 (+3)
  • Currently hospitalized: 40 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 43 (+1)

Hospital bed and ventilator information

In Washoe County as of April 20, 2020:

  • 57 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+2% since April 19)
  • 53 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-3%)
  • 24 percent of ventilators are in use (even)

Total number of COVID-19 tests in Washoe County: 8,152 (+315)

As of April 21, 2020, a total of 8,152 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Washoe County. The tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Washoe County School District to conduct distance learning for remained of school year

The Washoe County School District received direction from Gov. Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Education on Tuesday to conduct distance learning for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We join with state education and health officials in carrying out this directive because the health and safety of our students and staff members is our highest priority.

WCSD is working to put together the next phase of distance learning materials and will be communicating with families with information about when those will be available. WCSD will also be sending out information to our Class of 2020, their parents, and guardians in regard to graduation ceremonies in the near future.

As a reminder, the distribution of free meals will continue at more than 20 sites around the School District, and that information is available on our website at www.washoeschools.net. Click on the link that says “Food Resources” at the top of the page. The news release with further information from Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill can be accessed here.

Virtual Town Hall Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1 p.m.

This week’s Regional Information Center Virtual Town Hall will focus on public safety and the mental and physical health and wellness of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Town Hall will be live Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. on the City of Sparks Facebook page as well as on KOLO News Channel 8. We encourage the public to submit questions online specific to public safety and health and wellness.

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.