REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JULY 21
Three additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, moving the total to 105. The deceased are:
- Male in his 60s with an underlying health condition
- Male in his 70s and it is being investigated if there were underlying health conditions
- Female in her 80s with underlying health conditions
As a reminder, a doctor or medical examiner determines the cause of death to be COVID-19-related as either the main cause of death, underlying cause of death or contributing cause of death.
Additionally, the number of cases that have recovered from COVID-19 surpassed 3,000. There are 84 recoveries reported today and 69 new COVID-19 cases.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 4,242 (+69 from 7/20)
- Deaths: 105 (+3)
- Recovered: 3,059 (+84)
- Active cases: 1,078 (-18)
- Currently hospitalized: 65 (+1)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 320 (+0)
Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 21: 72,638 (+1,271 since 7/20)
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 21:
- 60 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-12% since 7/20)
- 49 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-12%)
- 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
The Nevada Hospital Association has recently made changes in how they calculate hospital occupancy, which are in line with new federal definitions. By making this change, emergency managers can calculate the percentages of staffed beds to licensed beds for both ICU and the hospital as a whole. This equation can help quantify staffing shortfalls. This results in a relative decrease in overall percentage of occupancy, however this makes it easier to quantify which facilities are experiencing both surges in hospital capacity and ICU capacity as well as which facilities aren’t staffing to levels equal to their licensed bed counts.
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.