1 additional COVID-19-related death, 31 additional cases, 102 recoveries reported
April 28, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting one additional COVID-19-related death, 31 additional COVID-19 cases and 102 recoveries in Washoe County. The deceased is a female in her 40s with an underlying health condition. There have been 669 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
A COVID-19-related death is determined by a physician or medical examiner to be COVID-19-related as the main cause of death, underlying cause of death or contributing cause of death. A list of underling health conditions that can make people more susceptible to COVID-19 complications, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be found here, and include hypertension and obesity.
The Washoe County Health District has a homebound COVID-19 vaccine program and residents who are homebound can sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by calling 775-328-2427. A public health nurse will come to your residence to administer the vaccine free of charge
Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on as soon as Thursday, April 29. Schedule an appointment here. Find other providers in Washoe County here.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 45,251 (+31 from 4/27)
- Deaths: 669 (+1)
- Recovered: 42,733 (+102)
- Active cases: 1,849 (-12)
- Hospitalized with COVID-19: 27 (+2)
- Positivity rate: 6.4%
- Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 311,475 (+3,200 from 4/27; 51.49% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
- Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 123,049 (+1,587 from 4/27; 32.14% of Washoe County population 16+)
- Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 137,622 (+1,011 from 4/27; 61,142 fully vaccinated)
Please note that COVID-19 case count, recovery and death information can change retroactively based on updated information that the Washoe County Health District receives. For example, if the Health District receives new positive test results or discovers that a case did not live in Washoe County, the number of cases, recoveries or deaths reported on a previous day can go up or down based on what was previously reported. See the COVID-19 Dashboard here.
*Hospitalization data is from Nevada Hospital Association.
*Washoe County COVID-19 Vaccine Data can be found on the State of Nevada dashboard, here.
*Vaccine data from the Washoe County Health District can be found here.
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 432,633 (+1,001 since 4/27)
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:
- 60 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+4% since 4/27)
- 62 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+3%)
- 42 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center
The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is urging residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.
The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents about 22 hours prior to their appointment time. Learn more by clicking this link.
Residents 16+ eligible for Free COVID-19 vaccine
Washoe County residents 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the Washoe County COVID-19 response team has launched a new scheduling platform that will allow residents to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want. Read more. Watch a tutorial video on how to schedule an appointment here.
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.