353 additional COVID-19 cases, 3 COVID-19-related deaths reported
Health District administers 576 COVID-19 vaccines on Friday
Jan. 15, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A male in his 80s, a female in her 70s and a female in her 90s; all had an underlying health condition. There have been 562 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
Additionally, we’re reporting 353 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 39,294.
The Health District announced it administered 576 COVD-19 vaccinations on Friday for a total of 9,878.
Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, it was announced seniors 65 and older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,294 (+353 from 1/14)
- Deaths: 562 (+3)
- Recovered: 22,610 (+92)
- Active cases: 16,122 (+258)
- Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 173 (-4)
- Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 9,878 (+576)
- Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
- Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)
*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 number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 15: 323,488 (+1,787 since 1/14)
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 January 15 (Numbers not updated on weekends):
- 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 1/14)
- 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
- 46 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
- 26 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
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, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.