29 additional COVID-19 cases, 62 recoveries reported
May 5, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 29 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 62 recoveries. No COVID-19-related deaths were reported.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Schedule an appointment here. Find other providers in Washoe County here. If you are bedridden or unable to leave your house for an appointment, please call 775-328-2427 to see if you’re eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at your home. Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is hosting a Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine event on Saturday – Sign up here.
A few local retailers announced they’re offering walk-up vaccines without an appointment; those vaccine providers are CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.
Study: Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine is critical in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19
For residents who receive the Pfizer or Modern two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, it’s extremely important that you get the second dose. There are reports nationwide of people in the United States refusing to get the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. A recent CDC report showed that the second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine prevented 94% of hospitalizations for COVID-19 whereas one dose only prevented 64 percent of hospitalizations. Read more.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 45,443 (+29 from 5/4)
- Deaths: 669 (+0)
- Recovered: 42,988 (+62)
- Active cases: 1,786 (-6)
- Hospitalized with COVID-19: 38 (-7)
- Positivity rate: 5.6%
- Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 339,538 (+5,329 from 5/4; 53.92% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
- Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 142,661 (+3,943 from 5/4; 37.26% of Washoe County population 16+)
- Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 147,550 (+1,123 from 5/4; 66,636 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: 438,461 (+1,014 since 5/4)
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:
- 65 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 5/4)
- 68 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+3%)
- 42 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-3%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family
It’s normal to for people to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Friends and family members can help make sure they have accurate information to make an informed decision. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has some tips on how to talk to friends and family about COVID-19 vaccines. Learn more here.
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.