REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – MAY 28
55th COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County
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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 60s with underlying health conditions.
There are 55 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
In addition, there are 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County with 21 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,514 (+29 from 5/27)
- Deaths: 55 (+1)
- Recoveries: 834 (+21)
- Active cases: 625 (+7)
- Currently hospitalized: 60 (-2)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 124 (+2)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 28, 2020
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 23,932 (+1,061 since 5/27)
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 27, 2020:
- 71 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3 since May 26)
- 51 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
- 12 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Local hospitals to resume limited visitation to non-COVID-19 patients
Members of the Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) will begin resuming limited visitation policies today for non-COVID-19 patients. Friends and family will be able to visit a loved one when hospitalized which can be an important part of the recovery process. Learn more 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.