COVID-19 Update for Nov. 26-27 in Washoe County

8 COVID-19-related deaths reported

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Nov. 27, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting eight COVID-19-related deaths and 815 new COVID-19 cases over the last two days in Washoe County.

The deceased are:

  • Female in her 70 with no underlying health condition
  • Female in her 70s with an underlying health condition
  • Male in his 60s with an underlying health condition
  • Male in his 60s with an underlying health condition
  • Male in his 60s with an underlying health condition
  • Female in her teens with an underlying health condition
  • Female in her 60s with an underlying health condition
  • Male in his 70s with no underlying health condition

The numbers include two days’ worth of data because there wasn’t an update on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26. The breakdown for total cases reported each day would be 432 cases reported for Thursday, Nov. 26, and 383 cases reported today, Nov. 27.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 24,079 (+815 from 11/25)
  • Deaths: 266 (+8)
  • Recovered: 14,864 (+117)
  • Active cases: 8,949 (+690)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 241 (+11)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) 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 27: 234,377 (+4,631 since 11/25. Please note a 2-day increase as numbers were not updated on Thanksgiving)

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 25 (Numbers not updated on weekends or holidays):

  • 83 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 11/24)
  • 71 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 59 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 31 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

No Regional Information Center Update on Thanksgiving

Regional Information Center will not be sending a Washoe County COVID-19 update on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, 2020. Read more.

The Health District COVID-19 Test Site and the COVID-19 Call Center will also be closed on Thanksgiving. The Call Center will reopen Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The next COVID-19 testing day at the Livestock Events Center will be Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. You can sign up for a COVID-19 test online here. (En Espanol).

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.