600th COVID-19-related death reported

Jan. 30, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting the 600th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.

“COVID-19 has made a devastating impact on our community and today is a stark reminder of it,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for the Washoe County Health District. “As we attempt the largest mass-vaccination effort of this generation, we need to keep fighting this virus with proper mitigation measures in place and continue to wear a mask, socially distance, avoid gatherings and wash our hands.”

The three additional deaths reported today are:

  • Male, 70s, unknown if there was an undelying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 50s, no underlying health condition

Additionally, we’re reporting 166 COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and 227recoveries.

The Washoe County Health District administered 702 COVID-19 vaccines yesterday (0 second doses) and 20,758 overall (4,989 second doses). To see more COVID-19 vaccine data and information, visit our website www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 41,281 (+166 from 1/29)
  • Deaths: 600 (+3)
  • Recovered: 28,737 (+227)
  • Active cases: 11,944 (-64)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 124 (+0)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 20,758 (+702 from 1/29)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and is only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District. It includes first and second doses.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 30: 344,738 (+1,295 since 1/29)
  • 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 January 29 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 68 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 1/28)
  • 67 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 49 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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

See the most updated COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

We’re working to update our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs frequently to make sure we’re properly answering your questions. We pool common questions from call centers throughout the region (City of Reno-Reno Direct, City of Sparks, Washoe County 311, Washoe County Health District) to ensure we have the most updated information.

See the https://www.covid19washoevaccine.com/pages/faqs here.

Click here for a printable document of COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs.


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. Recent reports have indicated long wait times to get registered to volunteer; please be sure to email wchdvolunteers@washoecounty.us to notify us you’re interested in volunteering when going through the process to sign up. This can speed up the process.


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 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.