Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 13

1 COVID-19-related death, 100 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting one COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 80s with underlying health conditions. There have been 177 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there were 100 new COVID-19 cases reported today with 44 recoveries. The 7-day rolling average for new cases per day is at 100. More COVID-19 statistics can be found here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,806 (+100 from 10/12)
  • Deaths: 177 (+1)
  • Recovered: 9,300 (+44)
  • Active cases: 1,329 (+55)
  • Currently hospitalized: 77 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 750 (+14)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 13: 157,455 (+1,001 since 10/12)

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 13:

  • 65 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 10/12)
  • 45 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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

Make sure to cancel your COVID-19 test appointment if you can’t make it

The Regional Information Center is reminding Washoe County residents that if they are unable to attend an appointment to get a COVID-19 test that they should cancel it on the same online platform where they signed up. Last week, there were 160 no-shows during a two-day period of testing, which accounted for nearly 17 percent of all appointments for those two days.

To schedule a COVID-19 test, go here (En español) or 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.