Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 2

2 COVID-19-related deaths reported, active cases reach 2nd highest mark

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A female in her 80s and a male in his 80s; for both cases it is undetermined if there were underlying health conditions.

Additionally, there are 88 new COVID-19 cases to report in Washoe County and 46 recoveries. Active COVID-19 cases are at 1,387, the second highest mark during the pandemic (highest was 1,418 on 9/19).

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 9,784 (+88 from 10/1)
  • Deaths: 161 (+2)
  • Recovered: 8,236 (+46)
  • Active cases: 1,387 (+40)
  • Currently hospitalized: 66 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 684 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 2: 145,161 (+1,355 since 10/1)

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 October 2:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 10/1)
  • 47 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)

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

Did you attend a large gathering recently? Get a free COVID-19 test

COVID-19 testing via the drive-through at the Livestock Events Center is free and available to anyone in Washoe County, regardless if you have symptoms or not.

The link to sign up for a COVID-19 test can be found here (See the Spanish version here). You can also call 775-328-2427.

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.