193 recoveries, 66 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 193 recoveries and 66 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County. The increase in recoveries is attributed to data cleanup.

Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 8,743 (+66 from 9/20)

  • Deaths: 154 (+0)
  • Recovered: 7,368 (+193)
  • Active cases: 1,221 (-127)
  • Currently hospitalized: 52 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 631 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of September 21: 130,735 (+883 since 9/20)

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 September 21:

  • 61 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-7% since 9/18)
  • 38 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-5%)
  • 19 percent of all ventilators are in use (+3%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

COVID-19 Antibody Test Update

There have been about 115 participants scheduled to receive an COVID-19 antibody test to take part in Phase 2 of the Washoe County seroprevalence (antibody) project. The Health District still needs more participation – those who received a letter inviting them to participate are strongly encouraged to follow the instructions in the letter to sign up.  Only households that received the mail invitation may participate in the study; residents cannot opt in.

The purpose of the project is to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in Washoe County and help inform policies and guide plans for COVID-19 prevention. See more info here: https://covid19washoe.com/press-release/phase-2-of-the-washoe-county-covid-19-antibody-study-is-underway-responses-needed/

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.