REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – SEPT. 29
Two COVID-19-related deaths, 87 new cases reported
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A female in her 70s and a female in her 90s, both had underlying health conditions. There have been 159 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
Additionally, there were 87 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County with 52 recoveries. There are 1,386 active cases in Washoe County, the second highest mark ever recorded (1,418 on Sept. 19 was the highest).
For the week of Sept. 20-26, COVID-19 cases in Washoe County among the 18-24 age group were 4 to 4.5 times higher than any other age group. The 189 cases in that age group accounted for 27.2 percent of the 693 total cases reported for the week. See more COVID-19 statistics on our Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 9,542 (+87 from 9/28)
- Deaths: 159 (+2)
- Recovered: 7,997 (+52)
- Active cases: 1,386 (+33)
- Currently hospitalized: 58 (-7)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 662 (+6)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of September 28: 141,672 (+777 since 9/28)
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 29:
- 58 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-3% since 9/28)
- 43 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
- 12 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)
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.