REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – AUG. 4

100 COVID-19 recoveries; 57 new cases reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 57 new cases of COVID-19 and 100 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,426 (+57 from 8/3)
  • Deaths: 115 (+0)
  • Recovered: 4,167 (+100)
  • Active cases: 1,144 (-43)
  • Currently hospitalized: 90 (+4)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 397 (+4)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of 4: 89,468 (+488 since 8/3)

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 August 3:

  • 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 8/2)
  • 37 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.

Wildfire smoke and COVID-19

The Reno/Sparks air quality index (AQI) is in the Moderate range meaning unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion. Pollutants in the air caused by the nearby wildfires may increase susceptibility to respiratory infections, including COVID-19. Recent scientific publications suggest that air pollutant exposure worsens COVID-19 symptoms and outcomes (Read more here). We are asking the community to #BeSmokeSmart. Protect yourself and others when wildfire smoke impacts the Truckee Meadows by paying attention to airnow.gov, reducing or stopping outdoor activity, and staying indoors.

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 – AUG. 3

99 COVID-19 recoveries; 26 new cases reported

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775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 26 new cases of COVID-19 and 99 recoveries. Total recovered cases of COVID-19 crossed 4,000.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,369 (+26 from 8/2)
  • Deaths: 115 (+0)
  • Recovered: 4,067 (+99)
  • Active cases: 1,187 (-73)
  • Currently hospitalized: 86 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 393 (+2)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of 3: 88,980 (+1,003 since 8/2)

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 August 2:

  • 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 7/31)
  • 41 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+8%)
  • 16 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 – AUG. 2

One additional COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County

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775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting one additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 60s with underlying health conditions. There are 115 deaths in Washoe County that are 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.

Additionally, there were 73 recoveries and 50 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,343 (+50 from 8/1)
  • Deaths: 115 (+1)
  • Recovered: 3,968 (+73)
  • Active cases: 1,260 (-24)
  • Currently hospitalized: 87 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 391 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of 2: 87,977 (+1,527 since 8/1)

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 July 31:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 7/30)
  • 33 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 15 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 – AUG. 1

107 new COVID-19 cases, 100 recoveries reported

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775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 107 new cases of COVID-19 with 100 recoveries. Active cases in Washoe County grew by seven.

In the month of July there were 39 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, the highest number recorded in one month. In June there were 15 COVID-19-related deaths and in May there were 30.  

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,293 (+107 from 7/31)
  • Deaths: 114 (+0)
  • Recovered: 3,895 (+100)
  • Active cases: 1,284 (+7)
  • Currently hospitalized: 89 (+5)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 390 (+18)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of 1: 86,450 (+619 since 7/31)

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 July 31:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 7/30)
  • 33 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 15 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 – JULY 31

1 additional COVID-19-related death, 62 recoveries reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: a male in his 70s with underlying health conditions. There are 114 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. Additionally, there were 62 more COVID-19 recoveries and 42 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,186 (+42 from 7/30)
  • Deaths: 114 (+1)
  • Recovered: 3,795 (+62)
  • Active cases: 1,277 (-21)
  • Currently hospitalized: 84 (+0)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 372 (+9)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 31: 85,831 (+837 since 7/30)

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 July 31:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 7/30)
  • 33 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 15 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

 New data deployed to the COVID-19 Washoe Dashboard

The Regional Information Team deployed a new chart on the COVID-19 Washoe Dashboard. The new data is a 14-day rolling average of total new COVID-19 cases, per 100,000 residents. This data was added as a result of the State of Nevada Health Response Team’s deployment of the County COVID-19 Elevated Disease Transmission Tracker.

A county is flagged for elevated disease transmission if, among other things, the total number of cases reported over a 14-day period per 100,000 in population is higher than 100. Washoe County is at 258. For more information, go to the State of Nevada’s Guidance on Directive 027: Elevated Disease Transmission Criteria.

One of the policy changes that resulted from the White House Coronavirus Task Force recommendation is to limit large gatherings to 25 people or fewer. Read 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. 

REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – JULY 30

3 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 179 new cases reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

  • A male in his 50s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions
  • A male in his 70s with underlying health conditions

Update to the number of COVID-19-related deaths Washoe County

A death originally reported on July 29 as a COVID-19-related death (No. 110) was determined to be a non-COVID-19-related death after further information was submitted from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office. Therefore, with the additional three deaths reported today the number of COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County increased to 113 instead of 114.

Additionally, there were a record 179 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County (previous record was 159 on July 25) with 99 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 5,144 (+179 from 7/29)
  • Deaths: 113 (+2)
  • Recovered: 3,733 (+99)
  • Active cases: 1,298 (+78)
  • Currently hospitalized: 84 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 363 (+2)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 30: 84,994 (+1,932 since 7/29)

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 July 30:

  • 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 7/29)
  • 30 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-7%)
  • 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

 Keep our kids safe and fight COVID-19

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees recently voted to reopen elementary schools. The Washoe County Health District respects this decision; however, we need everyone in our community to do their part to bring down the high levels of transmission of COVID-19 if we are going to be able to safely keep our economy and our schools open.  We heard at the School Board meeting how important it is to have the schools open.  We must recognize that we must take action now and continue to be vigilant if we are to succeed in reopening.

The current levels of COVID-19 transmission are very high; just last Saturday, July 25, the Health District reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day with 159, which was broken today with 179 cases. Mask or face coverings are required when in the public, per Governor Sisolak’s mandate, and social distancing of 6 feet or more must be maintained when around non-household contacts in order to prevent the spread of disease.

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 – JULY 29

3 additional COVID-19-related deaths, 104 new cases reported in Washoe County

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting three additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

  • A male in his 70s with underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 70s and it’s under investigation if there were underlying health conditions
  • A female in her 60s with underlying health conditions

There are 111 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there were 104 new COVID-19 cases reported today in Washoe County with 98 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 4,965 (+104 from 7/28)
  • Deaths: 111 (+3)
  • Recovered: 3,634 (+98)
  • Active cases: 1,220 (+3)
  • Currently hospitalized: 86 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 361 (+13)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 29: 83,062 (+1,302 since 7/28)

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 July 29:

  • 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+5% since 7/28)
  • 37 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-5%)
  • 13 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 – JULY 28

Additional COVID-19-related death, 107 recoveries reported

Health District Hotline:
775.328.2427

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A male in his 70s and it is under investigation if there were underlying health conditions. There are 108 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, there were 107 COVID-19 recoveries and 38 new COVID-19 cases reported in Washoe County. Also of note there was an increase of 20 COVID-19 hospitalizations that were reported to us from Washoe County hospitals.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 4,861 (+38 from 7/27)
  • Deaths: 108 (+1)
  • Recovered: 3,536 (+107)
  • Active cases: 1,217 (-70)
  • Currently hospitalized: 87 (+20)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 348 (+5)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 28: 81,760 (+735 since 7/27)

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 as of July 28:

  • 57 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-5% since 7/27)
  • 42 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 14 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.