REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JULY 16
COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County top 100
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, pushing the total number to 101.
The deaths reported today include a female in her 80s with underlying health conditions and a female in her 20s with underlying health conditions.
Additionally, there are 85 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 75 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 3,895 (+85 from 7/15)
- Deaths: 101 (+2)
- Recovered: 2,637 (+75)
- Active cases: 1,157 (+8)
- Currently hospitalized: 78 (-3)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 296 (+7)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 16: 66,907 (+710 since 7/15)
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 16:
- 79 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 7/15)
- 70 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+16%)
- 12 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Rise in ‘No-Shows’ at COVID-19 testing site
The Washoe County Health District is asking residents who can’t make it to a scheduled COVID-19 testing appointment to reschedule or cancel before the appointment time.
Over the past two weeks, there has been a rise in residents who do not arrive to scheduled COVID-19 test appointments at the Livestock Events Center. This reduces efficiency and prevents other Washoe County residents from getting a test that day. Residents can cancel or reschedule a test appointment online or by calling 775-328-2427.
To sign up for a COVID-19 test, Washoe County residents can fill out this risk assessment form and schedule a test online. The same platform allows for residents to cancel or reschedule their appointment. The form is also available in Spanish 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.