REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JULY 15
One additional COVID-19-related death, 94 new cases reported
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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 70s with underlying health conditions.
Additionally, there were 94 new COVID-19 cases reported with 50 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 3,810 (+94 from 7/14)
- Deaths: 99 (+1)
- Recovered: 2,562 (+50)
- Active cases: 1,149 (+43)
- Currently hospitalized: 81 (-1)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 289 (+0)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 14: 66,197 (+1,278 since 7/14)
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 July 15:
- 79 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 7/14)
- 54 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-2%)
- 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Face coverings help keep two COVID-19-positive hair stylists from transmitting the virus
Two COVID-19 cases in Springfield, Missouri exposed 139 people to the virus, but none of those people contracted it, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Two hairstylists with COVID-19 spent at least 15 minutes with 139 clients and everyone involved was wearing a face covering correctly. The result was none of the clients are known to be infected with COVID-19.
This news is encouraging about the effectiveness of wearing face coverings in public, and is similar to other studies that are being conducted that are showing the same effectiveness of reducing transmission. Read more about the hairstyle cases here.
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, https://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.