9 COVID-19-related deaths, 319 new cases reported

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Dec. 30, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting nine COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, pushing the total number of deaths to 483. The deceased are:

  • Male, 60s, underlying health condition
  • Female, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 40s, underlying health condition
  • Female, 80s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 60s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Female, 80s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 80s, underlying health condition

Additionally, we’re reporting 319 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 35,451 (+319 from 12/29)
  • Deaths: 483 (+9)
  • Recovered: 20,691 (+116)
  • Active cases: 14,277 (+194)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 305 (+12)

*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 30: 296,856 (+1,207 since 12/29)

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 30 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 86 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+8% since 12/29)
  • 73 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+7%)
  • 65 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+7%)
  • 35 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

People in COVID-19 Vaccine Tier 1 must bring identification, proof of employment to get vaccine

The Washoe County Health District is reminding those in the COVID-19 vaccine Tier 1 that they must bring a valid ID and proof that they work in a Tier-1 group when they show up for a vaccine appointment at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Those who do not have the proper documentation will be turned away.

The Health District has vaccinated more than 3,900 Tier-1 workers through today. The Health District has received more than 7,500 COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Nevada and has vaccinated more than 3,900 people at the Livestock Events Center. The rest of those vaccines have been distributed to area hospitals, fire departments, REMSA and other area frontline workers.

The State of Nevada announced that residents 75 and older will be included in Tier 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine response. Residents are asked to avoid contacting the Health District to see if they can get vaccinated. The Health District is in contact with groups in Tier 1 and will not move to Tier 2 until a majority of Tier 1 has been vaccinated.

For more information,  go to our website. For a list of Frequently Asked Question, go 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.