REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – AUG. 18
105 new COVID-19 cases, 59 recoveries in Washoe County
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 105 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 59 recoveries.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 6,402 (+105 from 8/17)
- Deaths: 127 (+0)
- Recovered: 5,161 (+59)
- Active cases: 1,114 (+46)
- Currently hospitalized: 87 (+1)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 463 (+3)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of August 18: 101,356 (+839 since 8/17)
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 18:
- 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 8/17)
- 34 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+11%)
- 11 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Find a COVID-19 Test Location in Washoe County
The Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard now has a map to identify COVID-19 testing locations in Washoe County.
To find our COVID-19 Dashboard, click this link. On the bottom row, look for the “Testing Locations” tab. To get a free COVID-19 test at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, fill out a form here (
Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19 ahora) or call 775-328-2427.
More information is expected to be added soon to the COVID-19 dashboard, including COVID-19 positivity rate and tests per 100,000. Those two data points are part of the Governor’s elevated disease transmission criteria, which can be found 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.