38th COVID-19-related death reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 70s with underlying health conditions.

This is the 38th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.

In addition, there were just eight additional positive COVID-19 cases reported for the second day in a row and 25 additional recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,030 (+8 from 5/6)
  • Deaths: 38 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 456 (+25)
  • Active cases: 536 (-18)
  • Currently hospitalized: 47 (-12)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 86 (+12)

Hospital bed and ventilator information

In Washoe County as of May 6, 2020:

  • 62 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+2% since May 5)
  • 35 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-3%)
  • 19 percent of ventilators are in use (+3%)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 12,193

As of May 6, 2020, a total of 12,193 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Washoe County. The tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County. The numbers are provided by the State of Nevada and include testing done in Washoe County via the drive-thru site at the Livestock Events Center and at area hospitals.

Residents who have symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, shortness of breath and others are encouraged to get tested.  To complete a risk assessment and potentially get tested for COVID-19, call 775-328-2427, or fill out a risk assessment form online (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19).

Housing available for self-isolation

On behalf of the COVID-19 Incident Management Team serving Washoe County, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, and the Washoe County Health District, we recognize that healthcare workers serving long-term care facilities are at a greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

If you are a healthcare working experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to a patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to undergo testing for the virus. Learn more.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, and have no place to isolate to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and possibly affect your family and loved ones, there are options available to you at no cost.  Please call 775.328.2427 (24/7) to learn more on testing and housing. Housing is available to any Washoe County resident who is COVID-19 positive and needs a place to self-isolate.

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.