1 additional COVID-19-related death, 77 new cases reported

More than 180,000 vaccine doses administered in Washoe County, 400,000 COVID-19 tests performed

March 24, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 77 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County, 45 recoveries and one COVID-19-related death. The deceased is a male in his 60s with an underlying health condition.

Data on the COVID-19 dashboard is undergoing maintenance while we update data feeds. We will continue to 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.

In Washoe County, 181,481 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered and reported to WebIZ, the state’s immunization information system. Of those, more than 80,000 were administered by the Washoe County Health District. About 15.5 percent of Washoe County residents are fully vaccinated, which amounts to 74,768.

Additionally, there have been more than 400,000 COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County. See more COVID-19 stats on the state’s dashboard.

  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 24 (-7)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 181,481 (+5,749 from 3/22)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 80,990 (+2,043 from 3/23)

*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 24: 400,844 (+958 since 3/23)

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 24:

  • 61 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+7% since 3/23)
  • 59 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+7%)
  • 41 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 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.

Health District urges eligible employers to share COVID-19 vaccine info with employees

More than 2,500 local business have been invited to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about a searchable tool to see if you or your business is eligible. See press release.

Individuals 16+ with underlying health conditions now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Starting Monday, March 22, 2021, Washoe County residents who are 16 years and older with an underlying health condition can start receiving COVID-19 vaccines by area pharmacies. The Washoe County Health District will continue to vaccinate eligible Nevadans within the Frontline/Essential Workforce Lane and individuals 65 years and older at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Read more.

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.