Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 14

3 COVID-19-related deaths, 178 cases reported

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Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the 7-day new case average was 116.7. The number is actually 108.4.

Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three COVID-19 related deaths in Washoe County: Two males in their 60s and one male in his 70s; all three had underlying health conditions. There have been 180 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 178 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 81 recoveries. The 178 cases reported is the second highest number of cases reported in one day (highest was 179 on July 30).

The 7-day moving average for new cases per day increased to 108.4, which is the highest point on record. The increase in new COVID-19 cases is attributed to private gatherings and other interactions with people outside their household.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,984 (+178 from 10/13)
  • Deaths: 180 (+3)
  • Recovered: 9,381 (+81)
  • Active cases: 1,423 (+94)
  • Currently hospitalized: 81 (+4)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 762 (+12)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 14: 159,367 (+1,912 since 10/13)

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 14:

  • 68 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 10/13)
  • 44 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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.