2 COVID-19-related deaths, 59 new cases reported

March 12, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: two males, one in 60s, one in 50s, and both had an underlying health condition. There have been 653 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County since March 2020.

Additionally, we’re reporting 59 new cases and 145 recoveries. The total number of COVID-19 recoveries surpassed 40,000 with 40,053 total.

The State reported 6,218 additional COVID-19 vaccines administered in Washoe County for a total of 147,042. Reno Fire Department administered 410 COVID-19 vaccines at a community vaccine event at the Neil Road Recreational Center on Thursday. The Health District administered 1,329 COVID-19 vaccines at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. See more vaccine numbers from Washoe County providers.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 43,394 (+59 from 3/11)
  • Deaths: 653 (+2)
  • Recovered: 40,053 (+145)
  • Active cases: 2,688 (-88)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 34 (+5)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 147,042 (+6,218 from 3/11)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 60,154 (+1,329 from 3/11)

*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 12: 388,966 (+1,460 since 3/11)

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 12:

  • 66 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 3/11)
  • 63 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 47 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 21 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine because of where you work?

Did you know you can check to see if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because of where you work? To find out, visit our Washoe County Essential Workforce Search here: https://gis.washoecounty.us/covidvaccine/search.

Type in your employer name to see and see which occupational category your employer is in (If you don’t see your employer, select the “Request to Participate” button and a representative will review your submission.) Then, see which priority lane in Washoe County is currently eligible to receive the vaccine by going here (the occupational groups that are highlighted in yellow are eligible). If your occupational group is highlighted, contact your employer to make sure you can receive the vaccine with this group.

Questions? Email COVIDVaccine@washoecounty.us.

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.

Sign up for the COVID Trace App

COVID Trace is a contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. The app exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity and can notify you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.See 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.