REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – AUG. 26
84 recoveries, 47 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 84 recoveries and 47 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 6,951 (+47 from 8/25)
- Deaths: 133 (+0)
- Recovered: 5,684 (+84)
- Active cases: 1,134 (-37)
- Currently hospitalized: 92 (+5)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 500 (+2)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of August 26: 107,284 (+843 since 8/25)
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 26:
- 64 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 8/24)
- 40 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+7%)
- 17 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients. Health District supports widespread COVID-19 testing in the community
The Washoe County Health District supports conducting COVID-19 testing for close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases. Testing in Washoe County is available by going here.
People who are in 6-feet of a positive COVID-19 case for more than 15 minutes are recommended to receive a COVID-19 test. If you are tested for COVID-19, you must self isolate until the results come back.
Download the COVID Trace app
The Washoe County Health District strongly recommends residents download the new COVID Trace app to help Nevadans protect each other and slow the spread of COVID-19.The app, which does not use your GPS and can’t share your location or any information, notifies you if you’ve likely been exposed to COVID-19. This will allow you to quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce risk for your loved ones.
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form will not be operational this weekend
Due to scheduled maintenance, the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form will be down starting Friday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 31 at 5 a.m. Those wanting to get a COVID-19 test are asked to schedule it before 3 p.m. on Friday.
Residents can still sign up for a test throughout the weekend, but it is advised that they sign up immediately before or after the scheduled downtime.
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.