Four additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The deceased are:

  • A male in his 60s and it is under investigation if there were underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions

There are 59 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The four COVID-19-related deaths is the most reported in one day in Washoe County.

In addition, there were 22 additional recoveries and 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,531 (+17 from 5/28)
  • Deaths: 59 (+4)
  • Recoveries: 856 (+22)
  • Active cases: 616 (-9)
  • Currently hospitalized: 59 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 127 (+3)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of May 29, 2020

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 25,092 (+1,160 since 5/28)

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 28, 2020:

  • 70 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1 since May 27)
  • 54 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 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.

Schedule your COVID-19 test now; open to everyone in Washoe County

Any resident in Washoe County can get a COVID-19 test at the Washoe County drive-through test site next week by registering here. The form is available in Spanish by clicking here (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora).

For the week of June 1, COVID-19 testing at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is available to the community regardless if you have symptoms of not. Registration for the drive-through test is required – Residents cannot get tested without registering. The availability of this event is limited to about 900 tests per day starting Monday June 1 through Saturday June 6, so residents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. The move to offer testing to people who aren’t showing symptoms of COVID-19 was done in connection with the State of Nevada’s request to increase testing.

A COVID-19 test will tell you if you have COVID-19 when you were tested; however, a negative test result does not mean you’re immune the virus and you can still contract it after you were tested. COVID-19 is spreading throughout the community and we encourage people to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. Residents can call 775-328-2427 for more information and to sign up.

Phase 2 Reopening Guidelines

The Phase 2 reopening guidelines are now available, as directed by Governor Sisolak and the State of Nevada’s Phase 2 plan, the Silver State Stabilization.

Designed to ease restrictions on business and public life, Phase 2 guidelines can be found by clicking here. There is also a break down available by category, which include: Gyms & Fitness Facilities, Body Art Establishments, Skin Care Salons, Massage Services, Summer Camps, Aquatic Facilities, Bars, Childcare Facilities and Houses of Worship.

Please note, members of the public are still encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a face covering.

Weekend COVID-19 updates
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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.