21 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County, active cases reach highest mark

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 21 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and eight recoveries.

The number of active cases has reached its highest mark with 630. The previous high was 625 set on May 28, 2020. This comes after yesterday where record highs were set in single-day case count and the seven-day rolling average

A recent worldwide systematic review and meta-analysis determined that social distancing of at least 1 meter (3.2 feet) led to lower rates of transmission of COVID-19 as opposed to social distancing of fewer than 1 meter. The study found that social distancing of 2 meters could be more effective.  The review also said that face masks can “result in a large reduction in risk of infection” of COVID-19. See review here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,914 (+21 from 6/11)
  • Deaths: 69 (+0)
  • Recoveries: 1,215 (+8)
  • Active cases: 630 (+13)
  • Currently hospitalized: 72 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 154 (+1)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 12: 38,965 (+884 since 6/11)

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 June 11, 2020:

  • 76 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since June 10)
  • 45 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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

CDC Survey Reports Majority of Public Supports Recommended COVID-19 Precautions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released results of a COVID-19 survey today that showed widespread support from U.S. adults of public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Those results show:

  • 88 percent agree people show always keep at least 6-feet apart
  • 82 percent agree groups of 10 or more should not be allowed
  • 80 percent support stay-at-home orders and nonessential business closures.

Read more here . The study was completed May 5-12 of 2,402 respondents broadly across the U.S. and in two of the hardest-hit cities with COVID-19, New York City and Los Angeles. Sample sizes provided a margin of error at 95 percent confidence levels.

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.