3 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 21 new cases and 202 recoveries reported

March 2, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County for a total of 645. The deceased are a male in his 60s, a female over age 100 and a female in her 70s; all had an underlying health condition.

Additionally, we’re reporting 21 new COVID-19 cases and 202 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 42,970 (+21 from 3/1)
  • Deaths: 645 (+3)
  • Recovered: 38,322 (+202)
  • Active cases: 4,003 (-184)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 35 (+2 from 3/1)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 119,003 (+0 from 3/1)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 49,242 (+672 from 3/1)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number includes first and second doses and is updated by the state of Nevada every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and can be found here under “Vaccinations” tab.

***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 March 2: 377,505 (+313 since 3/1)

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 March 2:

  • 62 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 3/1)
  • 59 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 37 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 20 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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

The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is on its way to Northern Nevada

The Washoe County Regional COVID-19 Response Team is receiving the first shipment of the  Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine this week and is working with regional partners and the State of Nevada on administering it as soon as next week. Read more.

Frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine

Frequently asked COVID-19 questions can be found on the regional website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com, including information on priority lanes and for COVID-19 vaccine for seniors.

Demographic data for residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine available

To see more demographic information about Washoe County residents who have received the vaccine, see this spreadsheet provided by the State of Nevada. For context, the data presented was entered into the state’s immunization database, WebIZ, and it often takes several days to enter that data after a shot is administered. The majority of people who received the vaccine in Washoe County initially were first responders, health care workers and others frontline/essential workforce designated by the State of Nevada in its playbook.

Need a COVID-19 test? It’s easy to sign up and it’s free

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427. It’s free and it does not matter if you have symptoms or not.

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.