2 additional COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County

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Nov. 17, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County and 230 additional COVID-19 cases.

The deceased are a male and a female in their 80s; both had an underlying health condition. There have been 222 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, which are determined by a physician or medical examiner to be COVID-19-related as the main cause of death, underlying cause of death or contributing cause of death.

Additionally, we’re reporting 230 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 102 recoveries. The active case count on Nov. 1 was at 2,321 – today it is 5,709.  The 7-day moving average for new cases is at 380.1.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 19,132 (+230 from 11/16)
  • Deaths: 222 (+2)
  • Recovered: 13,201 (+102)
  • Active cases: 5,709 (+126)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 17: 210,823 (+1,619 since 11/16)

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 17 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 79 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 11/16)
  • 66 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 51 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 27 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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

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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.