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5 COVID-19-related deaths, 68 new cases reported

5 COVID-19-related deaths, 68 new cases reported

Jan. 20, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting five additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. The deceased are:

  • Male, 80s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Female, 90s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 70s, underlying health condition
  • Male, 80s, underlying health condition

There have been 573 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. Additionally, we’re reporting 68 new COVID-19 cases and 198 recoveries.

The Health District administered 528 COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday and 11,176 overall.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,982 (+68 from 1/19)
  • Deaths: 573 (+5)
  • Recovered: 24,600 (+198)
  • Active cases: 14,809 (-135)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 176 (+1)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 11,176 (+528)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur 4-5 days per week.

NOTE: Due to some organizations receiving their vaccine directly from the state, we removed the “Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County” and “Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers)” bullet points.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 20: 330,126 (+1290 since 1/19)

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 January 20 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 68 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-6% since 1/19)
  • 67 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 54 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 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.

Two new tools available on www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com

Did you know? You can see where you are ranked in the State’s priority order for the COVID-19 vaccine by taking this survey (English and Spanish available) on our new website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. If you want to find out if your employer is frontline/essential, go to this page and look for “Washoe County Frontline/Essential Business Search”.

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. 

1 COVID-19-related death, 235 new cases, 467 recoveries reported

1 COVID-19-related death, 235 new cases, 467 recoveries reported

Jan. 19, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting one additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 80s with an underlying health condition. There have been 568 COVID-19-related deaths reported.

Additionally, we’re reporting 467 recoveries from COVID-19 and 235 new cases.

The Washoe County Health District conducted its second vaccine administration event in the last two days, but updated numbers were not available at the time of this report.

Did you know? You can see where you are ranked in the State’s priority order for the COVID-19 vaccine by taking this survey (English and Spanish available) on our new website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. If you want to find out if your employer is frontline/essential, go to this page and look for “Washoe County Frontline/Essential Business Search”.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,914 (+235 from 1/18)
  • Deaths: 568 (+1)
  • Recovered: 24,402 (+467)
  • Active cases: 14,944 (-233)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 175 (+2)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 10,648 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur 4-5 days per week.

NOTE: Due to some organizations receiving their vaccine directly from the state, we removed the “Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County” and “Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers)” bullet points.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 19: 328,836 (+880 since 1/18)

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 January 19 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 74 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-4% since 1/15)
  • 65 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-3%)
  • 49 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 23 percent of all ventilators are in use (-3%)

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

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. 

COVID-19 vaccines update in Washoe County – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines update in Washoe County – Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

More COVID-19 vaccine options available for seniors

Jan. 19, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is providing a COVID-19 vaccine update in Washoe County to help educate residents on the mass vaccination effort by the COVID-19 Response Team and community partners.

The Washoe County Health District received 6,025 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

From the shipment, 3,100 doses were Moderna and 2,925 were Pfizer.

Here are three important updates for the COVID-19 vaccine response in Washoe County.

COVID-19 vaccine administration update

Below is a list of some organizations in Northern Nevada that have been administering vaccines and how many they have administered as of January 18:

  • Renown Health, more than 12,000
  • Washoe County Health District, 10,648
  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (employees and Veteran patients), 2,040
  • Saint Mary’s, 2,000
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center, 1,100
  • Community Health Alliance, 420
  • City of Reno, 620
  • REMSA, 298
  • Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue, 250 (*Updated after email went out, 4:45 p.m., 1/19/21)
  • Incline Village Community Hospital, 185
  • City of Sparks, 170
  • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, 110

Opportunities grow for seniors to receive COVID-19 vaccines

The State of Nevada and local pharmacies announced a few more options for seniors 70 years and older to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

In addition to Renown Health and Saint Mary’s distributing vaccine, Smith’s and Walgreens have options as well:

The Regional COVID-19 response announced last week a waiting list for seniors to join when more vaccine becomes available. More than 1,800 have been randomly selected from the list so far. More will be selected soon and will be announced on our website.

The waiting list has more than 27,000 submissions as of today.

State of Nevada issues technical bulletin on California issue with Moderna vaccine

The Washoe County Health District received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Nevada that was in the same lot as a shipment in California that reportedly was causing higher than usual allergic reactions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to continue using the vaccine. The State of Nevada issued a technical bulletin that said counties that have vaccines in that same lot should have patients wait 30 minutes after their vaccine to ensure no reactions occur.

The State noted that Nevada, Washington and other cities in California also received vaccine in that lot and no significant issues were reported. Approximately 770 people from the Washoe County Point of Dispensing site received the vaccine yesterday and no allergic reactions were reported.

All individuals who receive the COVID-19 vaccine are advised to provide updates on reactions and how they’re feeling to the V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker. Since the Health District began administering the vaccine on Dec. 23, no significant or severe reactions to either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine have been reported.

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. 

71 new COVID-19 cases, 420 recoveries reported

71 new COVID-19 cases, 420 recoveries reported

Seniors who signed up for vaccine waiting list asked to check emails for invitation

Jan. 18, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 71 new COVID-19 cases, no COVID-19-related deaths and 420 additional recoveries.

The Washoe County Health District administered approximately 770 COVID-19 vaccines on Monday to educators, childcare personnel and medical professionals, moving past 10,000 total vaccines administered (10,648 total). The Health District expects a new shipment of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.

There are still some appointments available to seniors 70 years and older for this week. About 1,800 were selected to receive the vaccine this week. And those who signed up for the senior waiting list are asked to check their emails and spam filters for an invitation to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,679 (+71 from 1/17)
  • Deaths: 567 (+0)
  • Recovered: 23,935 (+420)
  • Active cases: 15,177 (-349)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 173 (+0)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 10,648 (+770)
  • Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
  • Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 18: 327,956 (+1,043 since 1/17)

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 January 15 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 1/14)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 46 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 26 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

COVID-19 vaccine scheduling link leaked on social media, leads to delays in vaccine distribution

On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, our COVID-19 vaccine team was made aware of COVID-19 vaccination appointments filling up for the week of Jan. 18 at an unexpectedly high rate. The team sent out a scheduling link that was specifically made for educators. After further investigation, it was learned that the scheduling link was shared on social media and through email.

The vaccine appointment slots intended for educators, who were prioritized as frontline/essential workforce by the State of Nevada, were scheduled by nearly 300 people who were not frontline/essential workers who took advantage of the leaked scheduling link.

To resolve this issue, the COVID-19 response team reached out to all individuals who signed up for the educator-only slots and requested that those who were not educators please cancel their appointments. The email notified those individuals that if they were to show up to the vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) and were not frontline/essential workers, they would be turned away. Many successfully cancelled their appointments.

The issue, overall, caused a full-day delay in scheduling essential workers and various law enforcement agencies and created delays in other essential duties by our team to help the public through this COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of this breach, the team has implemented additional safeguards to prevent further improprieties. We thank everyone for their understanding.  

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. 

1,800 seniors selected to receive COVID-19 vaccine this week from Health District

1,800 seniors selected to receive COVID-19 vaccine this week from Health District

Those 70 years & older who signed up asked to check their email

Jan. 17, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center sent emails and made phone calls to about 1,800 seniors in Washoe County to receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines specifically for those 70 years and older from the Washoe County Health District.

The selections of those 70 and older were made randomly from those who signed up for the waiting list to receive the vaccine; also, of the 1,800, about 400 are underserved seniors who get assistance from Washoe County Human Services Agency.

Those who signed up are asked to check their email that they provided to be on the waiting list, which will have instructions to schedule a test. It’s recommended that you check your spam folder. If you know of a senior who signed up for the waiting list, we ask that you contact them to check if they received it.

There is no timetable when the next round of COVID-19 vaccines for seniors will be available as it is determined by how much COVID-19 vaccine comes in on a given week.

After those 70 and older are vaccinated, the next group per the State’s COVID-19 prioritization is those who are 65 years of age to 69. It is unknown when the transition to the 65-69 age group will occur. The Health District is also simultaneously providing vaccines to frontline/essential workforce lane, per the state’s guidance.

There are several other ways for seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in addition to this process. Contact Renown Health and Saint Mary’s for opportunities to get vaccinated and contact your medical provider.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Washoe County, please visit our new website www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com

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. 

3 COVID-19-related deaths, 230 new cases, 356 recoveries

3 COVID-19-related deaths, 230 new cases, 356 recoveries

 Jan. 17, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: Two males in their 70s and a female in her 60s; all had an underlying health condition. There have been 567 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

 Additionally, we’re reporting 230 new COVID-19 cases and 356 recoveries.  

 The Washoe County Health District is planning to administer approximately 1,800 COVID-19 vaccines to seniors this coming week. Those 70 years and older who signed up for the waiting list were eligible.

 Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,608 (+230 from 1/16)
  • Deaths: 567 (+3)
  • Recovered: 23,515 (+356)
  • Active cases: 15,526 (-129)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 173 (+0)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 9,878 (+0)
  • Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
  • Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 16: 326,913 (+1,584 since 1/16)

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 January 15 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 1/14)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 46 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 26 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

COVID-19 vaccine scheduling link leaked on social media, leads to delays in vaccine distribution

On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, our COVID-19 vaccine team was made aware of COVID-19 vaccination appointments filling up for the week of Jan. 18 at an unexpectedly high rate. The team sent out a scheduling link that was specifically made for educators. After further investigation, it was learned that the scheduling link was shared on social media and through email.

The vaccine appointment slots intended for educators, who were prioritized as frontline/essential workforce by the State of Nevada, were scheduled by nearly 300 people who were not frontline/essential workers who took advantage of the leaked scheduling link.

To resolve this issue, the COVID-19 response team reached out to all individuals who signed up for the educator-only slots and requested that those who were not educators please cancel their appointments. The email notified those individuals that if they were to show up to the vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) and were not frontline/essential workers, they would be turned away. Many successfully cancelled their appointments.

The issue, overall, caused a full-day delay in scheduling essential workers and various law enforcement agencies and created delays in other essential duties by our team to help the public through this COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of this breach, the team has implemented additional safeguards to prevent further improprieties. We thank everyone for their understanding.  

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. 

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 84 new cases and 549 recoveries reported

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 84 new cases and 549 recoveries reported

Jan. 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths, 84 new COVID-19 cases and 549 additional recoveries. The large number of recoveries stem from a data cleaning effort.

The deceased are a male in his 60s and a female in her 70s; both had an underlying health condition. There have been 564 COVID-19-related deaths since March.

The Washoe County Health District will continue administering COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. The Health District plans to administer over 1,800 vaccines to seniors this coming week including 400 for low-income seniors, after it was announced seniors 65 and older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive the vaccine. Over 12,000 seniors signed up for the waiting list as of Friday.

Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,378 (+84 from 1/15)
  • Deaths: 564 (+2)
  • Recovered: 23,159 (+549)
  • Active cases: 15,655 (-467)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 173 (+0)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 9,878 (+0)
  • Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
  • Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 16: 325,329 (+1,841 since 1/15)

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 January 15 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 1/14)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 46 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 26 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

COVID-19 vaccine scheduling link leaked on social media, leads to delays in vaccine distribution

On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, our COVID-19 vaccine team was made aware of COVID-19 vaccination appointments filling up for the week of Jan. 18 at an unexpectedly high rate. The team sent out a scheduling link that was specifically made for educators. After further investigation, it was learned that the scheduling link was shared on social media and through email.

The vaccine appointment slots intended for educators, who were prioritized as frontline/essential workforce by the State of Nevada, were scheduled by nearly 300 people who were not frontline/essential workers who took advantage of the leaked scheduling link.

To resolve this issue, the COVID-19 response team reached out to all individuals who signed up for the educator-only slots and requested that those who were not educators please cancel their appointments. The email notified those individuals that if they were to show up to the vaccination Point of Dispensing (POD) and were not frontline/essential workers, they would be turned away. Many successfully cancelled their appointments.

The issue, overall, caused a full-day delay in scheduling essential workers and various law enforcement agencies and created delays in other essential duties by our team to help the public through this COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result of this breach, the team has implemented additional safeguards to prevent further improprieties. We thank everyone for their understanding.  

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. 

353 additional COVID-19 cases, 3 COVID-19-related deaths reported

353 additional COVID-19 cases, 3 COVID-19-related deaths reported

Health District administers 576 COVID-19 vaccines on Friday

 

Jan. 15, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A male in his 80s, a female in her 70s and a female in her 90s; all had an underlying health condition. There have been 562 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 353 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 39,294.

The Health District announced it administered 576 COVD-19 vaccinations on Friday for a total of 9,878.

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, it was announced seniors 65 and older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 39,294 (+353 from 1/14)
  • Deaths: 562 (+3)
  • Recovered: 22,610 (+92)
  • Active cases: 16,122 (+258)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 173 (-4)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 9,878 (+576)
  • Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
  • Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 15: 323,488 (+1,787 since 1/14)

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 January 15 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 1/14)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 46 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 26 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

Washoe County needs volunteers for COVID-19 fight

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for medical professionals or those without medical experience to volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County.

The greatest need is for volunteers with computer skills, people skills, clinical and clerical skills.

MRC was created to support public health and emergency response efforts during natural disasters and other emergencies by providing trained volunteers to help staff shelters, alternate care sites, and points of dispensing. Given the rise in hospitalizations, continued demand for COVID-19 testing, and now dispensing of the COID-19 vaccine, volunteers are needed to support the region. Learn how to volunteer by going to this website, or email wchdvolunteers@washoecounty.us

Download the COVID Trace app, and help stop COVID-19

Washoe County health officials are strongly recommending that residents download the COVID Trace, an easy-to-use app that helps fight COVID-19 in Washoe County and Nevada, without compromising your privacy. Learn 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. 

211 additional COVID-19 cases reported

211 additional COVID-19 cases reported

Jan. 14, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 211 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and no COVID-19-related deaths.

There have been 38,941 total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, it was announced seniors 65 and older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine on our new COVID-19 vaccine website; more details about the site will be released tomorrow. To receive weekly COVID-19 vaccine emails, sign up here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 38,941 (+211 from 1/13)
  • Deaths: 559 (+0)
  • Recovered: 22,518 (+65)
  • Active cases: 15,864 (+146)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 177 (-18)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District**: 9,302 (+0)
  • Total Vaccines Received in Washoe County: 22,760 (+0)
  • Vaccines distributed to community partners (Hospitals, medical providers): 11,030 (+0)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number is approximate and includes only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District, which occur four days per week.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of January 14: 321,701 (+2,247 since 1/13)

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 January 14 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-2% since 1/13)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 45 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-4%)
  • 25 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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

Health District reopens COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic people

The Washoe County Health District is allowing for all residents to receive a free COVID-19 test at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center whether they have symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

To sign up for a COVID-19 test, go to our website (En español).

Washoe County needs volunteers for COVID-19 fight

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for medical professionals or those without medical experience to volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County.

The greatest need is for volunteers with computer skills, people skills, clinical and clerical skills.

MRC was created to support public health and emergency response efforts during natural disasters and other emergencies by providing trained volunteers to help staff shelters, alternate care sites, and points of dispensing. Given the rise in hospitalizations, continued demand for COVID-19 testing, and now dispensing of the COID-19 vaccine, volunteers are needed to support the region. Learn how to volunteer by going to this website, or email wchdvolunteers@washoecounty.us

Download the COVID Trace app, and help stop COVID-19

Washoe County health officials are strongly recommending that residents download the COVID Trace, an easy-to-use app that helps fight COVID-19 in Washoe County and Nevada, without compromising your privacy. Learn 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. 

Seniors 65 & older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Seniors 65 and older asked to sign up for waiting list to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine appointments for seniors to start next week

 Jan. 14, 2021. Reno-Sparks, Nev. The Regional Information Center is asking Washoe County residents 65 years and older to sign up and be placed on a waiting list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Washoe County makes it impossible to vaccinate every Washoe County resident 65 years and older right away; however, plans are in place to randomly select those on the waiting list to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as they become available. Vaccine appointments for seniors will start next week.

If you are 65 years or older, you can sign up for the waiting list by filling out this form online, or call 775-328-2427 to sign up. We strongly suggest filling out the form online if possible, but we understand not every resident has access to email. There is no timeline for when every individual on the list will get vaccinated because we often find out just 2-3 days prior how many vaccines we will receive for the week.

Based on supply of the vaccine from the state and federal government, the Regional COVID-19 team will randomly select individuals on the list who are 70 years and older (70+ is the first priority under the General Population Lane of the State’s COVID-19 Vaccine Playbook) and contact them to schedule an appointment. The Health District is working with Washoe County Human Services Agency – Senior Services to identify low-income, underserved seniors to vaccinate as well.

“As we continue to vaccinate our essential workforce, we are working to administer vaccines to our seniors because we know the risk of complication from COVID-19 that can occur to that population,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer for Washoe County. “We simply don’t have enough vaccine for every senior right now, but our goal is to compile a waiting list to vaccinate seniors quickly and fairly as we have vaccine and capacity to administer it through the Health District.”

This waiting list is one of several options for seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Washoe County and is not associated with other vaccine events such as Renown Health and Saint Mary’s. Since the Health District is also responsible for vaccinating essential workers under the State’s prioritization, it may not be able to dispense vaccinations to the 65 or 70 and older population as quickly as other providers, as those providers become available.  Individuals who are eligible for vaccinations based on their age group are urged to sign up with healthcare, pharmacy, or other providers as these opportunities become available to ensure they have the best opportunity to receive the vaccination as soon as possible.

Once a person receives confirmation that he or she is on the list, there is no need to do anything further. The Washoe County Health District will contact you to schedule an appointment as vaccine becomes available and further instructions will be communicated.

You must have an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine and verify your name and date of birth at the check-in station; those who show up without an appointment will be turned away.

Some important things to know:

  • In Washoe County, there are approximately 79,300 people who are 65 years and older.
  • The Health District currently has about 2,500 COVID-19 vaccines on hand.
  • There is not enough vaccine to give every senior aged 65 and older a vaccine right away
  • The COVID-19 team is working to administer vaccines in both Lane 1 (frontline/essential workforce) and Lane 2 (General population).

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, go to our website.

For email alerts about the COVID-19 vaccine, sign up 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.