Jan. 11, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV –
174 new COVID-19 cases, 3 COVID-19-related deaths reported
Health District receives additional COVID-19 vaccines; WCHD administered 620 vaccines on Monday
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The Regional Information Center is reporting three COVID-19-related deaths, 174 new COVID-19 cases and the Washoe County Health District administered 620 vaccines today.
The deceased are a male in his 60s and woman in her 70s and it’s unknown if there were underlying health conditions, as well as a female in her 80s with an underlying health condition. There have been 539 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
Regarding COVID-19 vaccines, the Washoe County Health District administered about 620 COVID-19 vaccines on Monday at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. The Health District has administered approximately 8,322 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since Dec. 23 out of the 8,860 received (93.9%). The Health District received an additional 3,440 COVID-19 vaccines today Monday January 11 which brings the updated total to 12,300 doses received by the Health District to date (about 3,978 on hand).
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*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.
**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 38,323 (+174 from 1/10)
- Deaths: 539 (+3)
- Recovered: 22,222 (+105)
- Active cases: 15,562 (+66)
- Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 186 (-9)
- Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 8,322 (+620)
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
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 11: 316,161 (+1,213 since 1/10)
According to the Nevada Hospital Association
, in Washoe County as of January 11 (Numbers not updated on weekends):
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Health District reopens COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic people
- 75 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-9% since 1/9)
- 64 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-8%)
- 45 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-7%)
- 24 percent of all ventilators are in use (-4%)
The Washoe County Health District is allowing for all residents to receive a free COVID-19 test at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center whether they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.
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Washoe County needs volunteers for COVID-19 fight
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.
The greatest need is for volunteers with computer skills, people skills, clinical and clerical skills.
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, continued demand for COVID-19 testing, and now dispensing of the COID-19 vaccine, volunteers are needed to support the region. Learn how to volunteer by going to this website
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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.