Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 29

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 248 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 60s with underlying health conditions and a male in his 70s and it’s undetermined if there were underlying health conditions.

The total COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, however, only rose by one to 197. The reasoning for that is because the Washoe County Health District subtracted one COVID-19-related death today that was reported previously. It was determined that the case in question lived outside of Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 248 new COVID-19 cases and 148 recoveries. The seven-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases per day in Washoe County is at 197.7, a new record (Previous record was 182.7 on Oct. 28). In comparison, on Oct. 5 the seven-day average was 79.3. See more local statistics on the Washoe County COVID-19 Dashboard here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 13,338 (+248 from 10/28)
  • Deaths: 197 (+1)
  • Recovered: 10,913 (+148)
  • Active cases: 2,228 (+99)
  • Currently hospitalized: 88 (-14)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 853 (+13)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 29: 175,984 (-1,519 since 10/28)

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. In the event of a decrease in tests, the likely cause is a cleanup of the data and removing unintended duplications.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of October 29:

  • 84 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 10/28)
  • 69 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 50 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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.