7 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Washoe County, 285 total

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Dec. 1, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting seven additional COVID-19 related deaths in Washoe County, moving the total number to 285.

The deceased include five males and two females. The age ranges include a case in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 80s and 90s, as well as two cases in their 70s.

Additionally, we’re reporting 288 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 95 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 25,469 (+288 from 11/30)
  • Deaths: 285 (+7)
  • Recovered: 15,363 (+95)
  • Active cases: 9,821 (+186)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 280 (+16)

*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 December 1: 241,417 (+1,640 since 11/30)

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 December 1 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 86 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 11/30)
  • 74 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 52 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 31 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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

Washoe County seeks public feedback on COVID-19 support efforts

The county and regional partners have issued two public surveys that will create the foundation for effective recovery planning. The surveys seek to understand financial, educational, social, and emotional impacts on the community, as well as employment and economic losses. 

Please take a moment to fill out a survey.

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.