1 COVID-19-related death, 286 new COVID-19 cases reported

Health District no longer testing asymptomatic residents, except for people who are a close contact to a positive case

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Nov. 8, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Washoe County and 286 additional COVID-19 cases.

The deceased is a male in his 70s with an underlying health condition.

Additionally, we’re reporting 112 recoveries. The seven-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County is at 304, a new record for the fifth day in a row.

The Washoe County COVID-19 Test Site, which recently changed locations inside the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, is no longer testing people who are not showing symptoms (also referred to as asymptomatic) unless they are deemed a close contact to a positive case. The decision was made because of the current high demand for COVID-19 testing, which has resulted in delays scheduling testing and in receiving test results due to high throughput through testing laboratories. To schedule a COVID-19 test, go here (En español).

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 15,880 (+286 from 11/7)
  • Deaths: 207 (+1)
  • Recovered: 12,026 (+112)
  • Active cases: 3,647 (+173)
  • Currently hospitalized: 120 (-4)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 984 (+3)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 8: 193,219 (+1,982 since 11/7)

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 November 6:

  • 83 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-3% since 11/5)
  • 69 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 61 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+6%)
  • 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.

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

Washoe County health officials are strongly recommending that residents download the COVID Trace, an easy-to-use app that helps fight COVID-19 in Washoe County and Nevada, without compromising your privacy. Learn more 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.