5 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 397 new cases reported

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Nov. 23, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting five COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County and 397 additional COVID-19 cases.

The deceased are two females and three males – two had an underlying health condition, two did not have an underlying heath condition and one was undetermined if there was an underlying health condition. There have been 24 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the last five days and there are 246 to date.

Additionally, the 7-day moving average for new COVID-19 cases per day is at 500.7, the highest mark on record (previous high was 483.4, set yesterday).

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 22,407 (+397 from 11/22)
  • Deaths: 246 (+5)
  • Recovered: 14,453 (+139)
  • Active cases: 7,708 (+253)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 248 (+13)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 23: 225,387 (+2,365 since 11/22)

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 23 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 84 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 11/20)
  • 75 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 61 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 32 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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

Rona Ref encourages residents to stay safe this Thanksgiving

The Regional Information Center encourages everyone to celebrate safely this holiday season. The City of Reno recently released its newest episode of the “Rona Ref” to guide you during the holiday season – Watch the Rona Ref video here.

Do your part and keep your family, friends and community safe.

Volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for medical professionals or those without medical experience to volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County.

MRC was created to support public health and emergency response efforts during natural disasters and other emergencies by providing trained volunteers to help staff shelters, alternate care sites, and points of dispensing. Given the rise in hospitalizations and increased demand in COVID-19 testing, volunteers are needed to support the region. Learn how to volunteer by going to this website, or email wchdvolunteers@washoecounty.us.

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.