REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JUNE 23
54 new cases reported, 30 recoveries in Washoe County
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- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 2,286 (+54 from 6/22)
- Deaths: 74 (+0)
- Recoveries: 1,526 (+30)
- Active cases: 686 (+24)
- Currently hospitalized: 71 (-1)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 190 (+3)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 23: 45,855 (+537 since 6/22)
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 23, 2020:
- 56 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since June 22)
- 46 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+9%)
- 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Study: Face masks critical in preventing spread of COVID-19
A Texas A&M study published June 12 found that not wearing a face mask dramatically increases a person’s chances of being infected by the COVID-19 virus.
The study examined trends and mitigation procedures in China, Italy and New York City. The researchers found that “using a face mask reduced the number of infections by more than 78,000 in Italy from April 6-May 9 and by over 66,000 in New York City from April 17-May 9.”
The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, www.COVID19Washoe.com, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following 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.