20 additional COVID-19 cases, 104 recoveries reported

COVID-19 Dashboard to undergo maintenance, data will temporarily be unavailable

March 18, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 20 additional COVID-19 cases and 104 recoveries in Washoe County.

Data on the COVID-19 dashboard is under maintenance for the next few days while we update data feeds. For the next several days, we will report additional COVID-19 cases, recoveries and COVID-19-related deaths but will not have the totals of those data points while the maintenance takes place. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On the COVID-19 vaccine front, there are still COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for individuals 65 years and older who were sent an email invitation on Monday, as well as those who are eligible as frontline/essential workforce.  For more, go to www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com.

  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 22 (+4)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 160,282 (+0 from 3/17)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 68,119 (+2,142 from 3/17)

*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 18: 395,173 (+1,240 since 3/17)

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 18:

  • 63 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+5% since 3/17)
  • 60 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 42 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+7%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (-3%)

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

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.