REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – MAY 17
An additional 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 female in her 90s with underlying health conditions.
There are 47 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
In addition, there were 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County on Sunday with 37 recoveries; the 54 additional cases are the most in one day in Washoe County.
The Washoe County Health District notes the increase is attributed to an outbreak in a residential state-licensed facility Arbors Memory Care, which accounts for nearly half of the new cases. Case count information can be found on the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services state licensed facility dashboard, which will be updated Monday.
In addition, people socializing outside of their homes with others is a reason for the increase. It is expected there will be an increase in cases identified as a result of more Nevadans seeking testing as directed by Governor Sisolak.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,256 (+54 from 5/16)
- Deaths: 47 (+1)
- Recoveries: 657 (+37)
- Active cases: 552 (+16)
- Currently hospitalized: 55 (-6)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 106 (+5)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 16, 2020
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 15,728 (+366 from 5/15)
The COVID-19 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.
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.