18 additional COVID-19 cases, 15 recoveries reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 18 new COVID-19 cases and 15 recoveries in Washoe County.   

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,095 (+18 from 5/9)
  • Deaths: 39 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 497 (+15)
  • Active cases: 560 (+4)
  • Currently hospitalized: 42 (+0)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 93 (-0)

Hospital bed and ventilator information

In Washoe County as of May 7, 2020:

  • 54 percent of staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-8% since May 6)
  • 39 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 12 percent of ventilators are in use (-7%)

The number of staffed beds in Washoe County does not include alternate care sites such as the one at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 13,216 (+744 from 5/7)

As of May 8, 2020, a total of 13,216 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).

Celebrate Mother’s Day responsibly

The Regional Information Center is reminding residents to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings for Mother’s Day. Families are encouraged to spend the holiday with those currently in your household and think of creative ways to celebrate the moms out there without possibly spreading COVID-19.

As has been reported, people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without showing symptoms. Good intentioned celebrations with family can lead to unintended COVID-19 transmission. Watch the this video on proper social distancing 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.