26 new COVID-19 cases, 12 recoveries reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County and 12 recoveries. The active case count is at its highest point with 618.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,485 (+26 from 5/26)
  • Deaths: 54 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 813 (+12)
  • Active cases: 618 (+14)
  • Currently hospitalized: 62 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 122 (+1)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 27, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 22,871 (+986 since 5/26)

Note: These figures are provided by the State of Nevada and can be found on the State Dashboard. COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of May 26, 2020:

  • 68 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1 since May 25)
  • 50 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 13 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

Seroprevalence study deadline extended

The deadline for the Washoe County Health District’s antibody study has been extended as more people from the 1,200 households that were randomly chosen need to sign up.

The information to register and other instructions are in the letter that was delivered via mail last week.  The Washoe County Health District requests that households that received the letter please respond to register so that a sufficient number of the invited households are represented in the study.  This is necessary to provide meaningful results on the extent of spread COVID-19 that has occurred in Washoe County.

Households that received the invitation to participate please enroll according to the directions provided in the letter.

The study aims to determine the percentage of people in Washoe County who had COVID-19. One adult is permitted to receive an antibody test and all remaining household members can get a COVID-19 test. The results are expected to be published in late June or early July.   Only households that received the mail invitation may participate in the study.

Swimming pools in Washoe County may open on May 29

The Washoe County Health District is allowing public pools to reopen Friday May 29, 2020, under the Governor’s guidance to enter Phase 2 of the state’s Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. See more info, including the checklist that Certified Pool Operators need to submit back to the Health District before reopening, at this link.

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.