One COVID-19-related death, 7-day rolling average of new cases reaches record high

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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 have been 157 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, 106 new COVID-19 cases were reported today with 60 recoveries.

The 7-day rolling average for new cases per day has reached 101.7, the highest point at any time during this pandemic. The previous high was 98.2 on July 30.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 9,455 (+106 from 9/27)
  • Deaths: 157 (+1)
  • Recovered: 7,945 (+60)
  • Active cases: 1,353 (+45)
  • Currently hospitalized: 65 (-3)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 656 (+3)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of September 28: 140,895 (+960 since 9/27)

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 28:

  • 61 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-4% since 9/25)
  • 42 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-3%)
  • 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (-3%)

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

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.