Regional Information Center Update – Nov. 2

1 COVID-19-related death, 125 recoveries & 108 new COVID-19 cases

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 50s with underlying health conditions. There have been 201 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 125 recoveries from COVID-19 and 108 new COVID-19 cases.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 13,860 (+108 from 11/1)
  • Deaths: 201 (+1)
  • Recovered: 11,356 (+125)
  • Active cases: 2,303 (-18)
  • Currently hospitalized: 81 (+6)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 889 (+7)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 2: 182,648 (+1,063 since 11/1)

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 Nov. 2:

  • 79 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 10/30)
  • 65 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 55 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (+8%)

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

Washoe County remains flagged for elevated COVID-19 transmission

The County Tracker for the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force flagged Washoe County for elevated COVID-19 transmission.

Washoe County’s COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over 30 days went from 678 to 783; COVID-19 test positivity went from 9.3% to 10.8%. See the County Tracker here.

Download the COVID Trace app, and help stop COVID-19

Washoe County health officials are strongly recommending that residents download the COVID Trace app on their mobile device.

COVID Trace is a free, easy-to-use app that helps fight COVID-19 in Washoe County and Nevada, without compromising your privacy.

The app will help Nevadans protect each other and slow the spread by notifying you if you’ve likely been exposed to COVID-19. Empowering you to quarantine effectively, seek timely medical attention, and reduce risk for your loved ones. Learn more here.

You can download the app on a Apple device here through the App Store. Those with android devices can download the app through the Google Play here.

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.