REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – AUG. 4
100 COVID-19 recoveries; 57 new cases reported
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 57 new cases of COVID-19 and 100 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,426 (+57 from 8/3)
- Deaths: 115 (+0)
- Recovered: 4,167 (+100)
- Active cases: 1,144 (-43)
- Currently hospitalized: 90 (+4)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 397 (+4)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of 4: 89,468 (+488 since 8/3)
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 August 3:
- 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 8/2)
- 37 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-4%)
- 17 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Wildfire smoke and COVID-19
The Reno/Sparks air quality index (AQI) is in the Moderate range meaning unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Pollutants in the air caused by the nearby wildfires may increase susceptibility to respiratory infections, including COVID-19. Recent scientific publications suggest that air pollutant exposure worsens COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes (Read more here). We are asking the community to #BeSmokeSmart. Protect yourself and others when wildfire smoke impacts the Truckee Meadows by paying attention to airnow.gov, reducing or stopping outdoor activity, and staying indoors.
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.