Regional COVID-19 Response Team acknowledges the 1-year mark since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Washoe County

March 5, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is acknowledging the one-year mark since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Washoe County.

Since March 5, 2020, community partners in Washoe County have embarked on the most comprehensive pandemic disaster response in the region’s history. In that time, 649 Washoe County residents have died due to COVID-19 and there have been more than 43,000 cases reported. Sadly, today we’re reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths.

Today is an opportunity to reflect on the devastation this virus has caused not only our region, but the nation and the world. It’s also a chance to recognize the men and women on the frontlines of this response who stepped up in ways never imagined to help fight this disease.

We would like to thank all community partners who have had a hand in this response and their support to the community during this difficult time, including Governor Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

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.