REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JULY 31
1 additional COVID-19-related death, 62 recoveries reported in Washoe County
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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. There are 114 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. Additionally, there were 62 more COVID-19 recoveries and 42 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,186 (+42 from 7/30)
- Deaths: 114 (+1)
- Recovered: 3,795 (+62)
- Active cases: 1,277 (-21)
- Currently hospitalized: 84 (+0)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 372 (+9)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 31: 85,831 (+837 since 7/30)
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 31:
- 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 7/30)
- 33 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
- 15 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
New data deployed to the COVID-19 Washoe Dashboard
The Regional Information Team deployed a new chart on the COVID-19 Washoe Dashboard. The new data is a 14-day rolling average of total new COVID-19 cases, per 100,000 residents. This data was added as a result of the State of Nevada Health Response Team’s deployment of the County COVID-19 Elevated Disease Transmission Tracker.
A county is flagged for elevated disease transmission if, among other things, the total number of cases reported over a 14-day period per 100,000 in population is higher than 100. Washoe County is at 258. For more information, go to the State of Nevada’s Guidance on Directive 027: Elevated Disease Transmission Criteria.
One of the policy changes that resulted from the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendation is to limit large gatherings to 25 people or fewer. Read more 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.