Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 11

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 128 new cases reported

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775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A female in her 50s and a male in his 70s; both had underlying health conditions as determined by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). There have been 170 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there were 128 new COVID-19 cases reported with 89 recoveries.

Did you know? You can schedule a COVID-19 test 24/7. Fill out this form (En Español) and schedule a time to visit our drive-through test site at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. It’s free, fast and easy. Testing is done Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday every week.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,646 (+128 from 10/10)
  • Deaths: 170 (+2)
  • Recovered: 9,156 (+89)
  • Active cases: 1,320 (+37)
  • Currently hospitalized: 76 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 736 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 9: 155,774 (+1,185 since 10/10)

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 October 9:

  • 67 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 10/8)
  • 44 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 10

 69 recoveries and 39 new COVID-19 cases reported

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775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 69 recoveries and 39 COVID-19 cases in Washoe County. 

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,518 (+39 from 10/9)
  • Deaths: 168 (+0)
  • Recovered: 9,067 (+69)
  • Active cases: 1,283 (-30)
  • Currently hospitalized: 75 (+8)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 735 (+7)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 9: 154,589 (+1,451 since 10/9)

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 October 9:

  • 67 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 10/8)
  • 44 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 9

1 COVID-19-related death, 144 new cases reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting the 168th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, there are 144 new COVID-19 cases to report in Washoe County with 72 recoveries. Today is the third straight day there have been more than 100 COVID-19 cases reported.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,479 (+144 from 10/7)
  • Deaths: 168 (+1)
  • Recovered: 8,998 (+72)
  • Active cases: 1,313 (+71)
  • Currently hospitalized: 67 (+3)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 728 (+6)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 9: 153,138 (+1,409 since 10/8)

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 October 9:

  • 67 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+3% since 10/8)
  • 44 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 8

110 new cases, 99 recoveries reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 110 new COVID-19 cases and 99 recoveries in Washoe County.

The seven-day moving average for new cases in Washoe County is at 91.2.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,335 (+110 from 10/6)
  • Deaths: 167 (+0)
  • Recovered: 8,926 (+99)
  • Active cases: 1,242 (+11)
  • Currently hospitalized: 64 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 722 (+6)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 8: 151,729 (+1,541 since 10/7)

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 October 8:

  • 64 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 10/7)
  • 45 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-4%)
  • 17 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 7

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 118 new cases reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: Two males, both in their 60s and both with an underlying health condition. There are 167 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there are 118 COVID-19 cases to report in Washoe County with 119 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,225 (+118 from 10/6)
  • Deaths: 167 (+2)
  • Recovered: 8,827 (+119)
  • Active cases: 1,231 (-3)
  • Currently hospitalized: 66 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 716 (+10)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 7: 150,188 (+972 since 10/6)

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 October 7:

  • 64 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 10/6)
  • 49 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 6

97 new COVID-19 cases, 68 recoveries reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 97 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and 68 recoveries.

Vulnerable populations in Washoe County that are most affected by COVID-19 continue to be the Hispanic population, the 20-29 age group and the elderly.

About 42 percent of all COVID-19 cases identify as Hispanic, which is higher than any other race/ethnicity. About 22 percent of cases who died of COVID-19-related complications identified as Hispanic.

The 20-29 age range has the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any age group (2,516 cases, 25 percent).

People aged 60 and up make up most of the COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. There have been 138 COVID-19-related deaths in the 60-99 age range, which accounts for 84 percent of the total. See more COVID-19 statistics in Washoe County on our COVID-19 Dashboard.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,107 (+97 from 10/5)
  • Deaths: 165 (+0)
  • Recovered: 8,708 (+68)
  • Active cases: 1,234 (+29)
  • Currently hospitalized: 65 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 706 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 6: 149,216 (+1,073 since 10/5)

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 October 6:

  • 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 10/5)
  • 50 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 5

1 COVID-19-related death, 10,000th Washoe County case reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 60s with an underlying health condition.  There have been 165 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there are 121 COVID-19 recoveries to report with 97 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases has surpassed 10,000 with 10,010 reported.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,010 (+97 from 10/4)
  • Deaths: 165 (+1)
  • Recovered: 8,640 (+121)
  • Active cases: 1,205 (-25)
  • Currently hospitalized: 67 (-3)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 705 (+15)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 5: 148,143 (+1,047 since 10/4)

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 as of October 5:

  • 61 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-2% since 10/2)
  • 49 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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

Washoe County still flagged for elevated COVID-19 transmission by Governor’s Task Force

The Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force released its latest COVID-19 County Tracker information on Monday and Washoe County continued to be flagged for elevated disease transmission.

Washoe County was flagged for two of the three criteria: 412.2 case rate per 100,000 over the last 30 days (threshold is 200) and 8.4 percent test positivity over a 14-day period with a 7-day lag (threshold is 7%). In comparison, the last report from the task force had Washoe County’s case rate per 100,000 at 397.2 and test positivity at 7.8 percent.

See the County Tracker information here.

Process for COVID-19 data cleanup

The Washoe County Health District – Epidemiology and Public Health Preparedness division routinely updates data related to COVID-19 in Washoe County to ensure that the public is aware of COVID-19 matters. We take this data seriously and post relevant information specific to Washoe County in our COVID-19 Dashboard.

On Sunday, we reported a large number of recoveries that was a result of data cleanup, which was one day after hitting a high mark for active COVID-19 cases, and received several questions about it.

Several of the cases reported as “recovered” were not cases investigated by the Health District; rather, they were investigated by other entities such as our tribal partners and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Some cases are interviewed by those organizations due to licensing and other jurisdictional boundaries.

Other cases were not able to be reached to close out their investigation; however, if they have not been reported hospitalized and more than two months have passed since their initial diagnoses, they are assumed to have been recovered. Recovery is defined as no longer considered infectious, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defined guidance for infectiousness.

We understand how this can cause confusion among the public, especially over the weekend, and are working to ensure that these audits, or clean-ups, are done that limit the large changes when applicable. We thank you for your patience.

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. 

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 4

229 recoveries, 23 new cases reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 229 people in Washoe County recovered from COVID-19 and 23 new COVID-19 cases today. The active case count went down by 206 and is attributed to data clean up.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 9,913 (+23 from 10/3)
  • Deaths: 164 (+0)
  • Recovered: 8,519 (+229)
  • Active cases: 1,230 (-206)
  • Currently hospitalized: 70 (+0)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 690 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 4: 147,096 (+1,092 since 10/3)

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 October 2:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 10/1)
  • 47 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)

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.