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2 COVID-19-related deaths, 31 additional cases reported

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 31 additional cases reported

April 20, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: Two males in their 60s, one had an underlying health condition. There have been 667 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County since March 2020.

Additionally, we’re reporting 31 new COVID-19 cases and 86 recoveries.

There are several opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine that are close to home and work. Schedule a vaccine appointment at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center here or find other providers who are vaccinating the general public as well. The City of Sparks has vaccine appointments available for Wednesday, April 21 and Friday, April 23 – learn more here.

Those 16-17 years old who are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine must have a parent/guardian with them at the appointment.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,971 (+31 from 4/19)
  • Deaths: 667 (+2)
  • Recovered: 42,363 (+86)
  • Active cases: 1,941 (-43)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 33 (-4)
  • Positivity rate: 7.1% (-0.1%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 279,305 (+4,979 from 4/19; 46.24% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 110,908 (+2,165 from 4/19; 28.97% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 124,962 (+2,131 from 4/19; 53,562 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 as of April 20: 425,212 (+951 since 4/19)

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 April 20:

  • 58 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2% since 4/19)
  • 61 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 42 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)

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

CDC offers funeral expense assistance for COVID-19-related deaths

The Federal Government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is reimbursing the cost of funeral, burial, and cremation services for people who died of COVID-19. FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Learn more here. For information on obtaining a death certificate, please go 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. 

148 additional COVID-19 cases, 120 recoveries, 1 COVID-19-related death reported over last 3 days

148 additional COVID-19 cases, 120 recoveries, 1 COVID-19-related death reported over last 3 days

April 19, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death, 148 new cases and 120 recoveries over the last three days. The deceased includes a male in his 70s and it’s undetermined if there was an underlying health condition. There have been 665 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County since March 2020.

The data we’re reporting today is from April 16-18

  • Sunday, April 18: 50 additional cases, 50 recoveries
  • Saturday, April 17: 50 additional cases, 45 recoveries
  • Friday, April 16: 48 additional cases, 25 recoveries, 1 COVID-19-related death

Additionally, more than 50,000 residents have been fully vaccinated at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and more than 108,000 residents have been fully vaccinated overall in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,945 (+148 from 4/16)
  • Deaths: 665 (+1)
  • Recovered: 42,296 (+120)
  • Active cases: 1,984 (+40)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 37 (+9)
  • Positivity rate: 7.2% (+0.0%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 274,326 (+10,032 from 4/16; 45.51% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 108,743 (+5,485 from 4/15; 28.40% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 122,831 (+4,407 from 4/16; 52,264 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 as of April 19: 424,261 (+2,076 since 4/16)

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 April 19:

  • 60 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2% since 4/16)
  • 63 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 42 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-2%)

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

 

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is urging residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.

The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents about 22 hours prior to their appointment time. Learn more by clicking this link.

Residents 16+ eligible for Free COVID-19 vaccine

Washoe County residents 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the Washoe County COVID-19 response team has launched a new scheduling platform that will allow residents to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want. Read more. Watch a tutorial video on how to schedule an appointment here.

Need a COVID-19 test? It’s easy to sign up and it’s free

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427. It’s free and it does not matter if you have symptoms or not.

Sign up for the COVID Trace App

COVID Trace is a contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. The app exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity and can notify you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.See more here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s. 

47 additional COVID-19 cases, 73 recoveries reported

47 additional COVID-19 cases, 73 recoveries reported

4,000 vaccine appointments available at Livestock Events Center starting April 28

April 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 47 additional COVID-19 cases and 73 recoveries. No COVID-19-related deaths are reported.

More than 4,000 additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments have been added at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC). Appointments start April 28, 2021. To schedule an appointment, follow this link.

Please note, the Health District will no longer update the COVID-19 dashboard on weekends starting this weekend. On Mondays moving forward, disease data from over the weekend will be updated retroactively; therefore, the data from Saturdays and Sundays will be present on Mondays.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,840 (+47 from 4/15)
  • Deaths: 664 (+0)
  • Recovered: 42,232 (+73)
  • Active cases: 1,944 (-20)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 28 (-8)
  • Positivity rate: 7.2% (+0.0%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 264,294 (+5,883 from 4/15; 44.32% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 103,258 (+1,523 from 4/15; 26.97% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 118,424 (+1,663 from 4/15; 48,825 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 as of April 16: 422,185 (+1,199 since 4/15)

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 April 16:

  • 62 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 4/15)
  • 65 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 48 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.

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. 

Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Community Newsletter – April 16, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Community Newsletter – April 16, 2021

Appointments are available for the free COVID-19 vaccine

April 16, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is providing a COVID-19 vaccine community newsletter in Washoe County to help educate residents on the mass vaccination effort by the COVID-19 Response Team and community partners.

Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Providers in Washoe County have administered 264,294 COVID-19 vaccines overall (103,258 fully vaccinated). Visit the State of Nevada’s vaccine dashboard to see more.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, starting April 28, 2021.

Click here to sign up and make sure to put in your zip code so that only appointments at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center show up. Also make sure to scroll through multiple days to find an appointment that works for you. More than 4,000 appointments are available.

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

You may have heard that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a pause on the use of the Janssen vaccine out of an abundance of caution. The agencies reported six cases nationwide of a rare blood clotting condition. Because of that recommendation, residents who were scheduled to receive the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine will now receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine instead.

Those residents who have received the Janssen vaccine in Washoe County are encouraged to monitor their symptoms and be in contact with your doctor on your health status. According to the CDC, adverse events appear to be extremely rare. There have been no associated issues with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

All Nevadans 16 years and older now eligible

All Nevadans 16 years of age and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Free vaccination opportunities are available through the Washoe County Health District, the Retail Pharmacy Program and participating healthcare providers

Homebound vaccine appointments available

The Washoe County Health District is providing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents.

People age 16 years and older who are homebound, including those who require a taxing effort to leave home, require assistance of another to leave the house or are bedridden, can call 775-328-2427 or email covidvaccine@washoecounty.us to sign up.

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

If you are scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC), please be sure 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 who sign up for a vaccine at RSLEC.

Residents are also asked to bring their confirmation email with the QR code on it by either printing it out or having it available on your smart phone. A QR code is a square, secure bar code that is located on the appointment confirmation email you receive after you schedule an appointment.

Filling out the questionnaire beforehand could speed up the time it takes to receive the vaccine by 20-30 minutes.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments at RSLEC are available the week of April 19. Click here to schedule.

Retail Pharmacy Providers:

Check with each resource individually, and often. These are appointment availabilities are separate from using the Washoe County Health District scheduling tool above.  

In addition, Sparks Fire Department will be hosting public clinics next week. Information about the clinics can be found here.

Free Uber Rides to Vaccine Appointments

RTC is partnering with Uber to provide free Uber rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments through the RTC Washoe Uber Pilot Program. Once enrolled in the pilot program, participants can get up to four free Uber rides ($35 off each trip) to and from vaccination appointments. This promotion started on April 14 and runs through September 30, 2021.

For more details about how to apply for this program, please click here or contact RTC Paratransit Analyst Susi Trinidad at (775) 332-2173 or strinidad@rtcwashoe.com.

3 Million Reasons

There isn’t just one reason to get the vaccine, but instead more than 3 million reasons. By getting the COVID-19 vaccine, you are protecting yourself and your fellow 3 million Nevadans. Share your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine on social media and use the ‪#3millionreasons hashtag.

Mask On. Get Your Vaccine. Move On.

We want Washoe County to open back up just as much as you do.  That’s why it’s so important to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment if you haven’t already done so. And please remember that there is still a statewide mandate on wearing face coverings in public.

For all COVID-19 Vaccine questions, please visit our regional website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com.

Please share: If you know of someone who wants to receive this newsletter, pass along the link to sign up. https://covid19washoe.com/signup/

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.

80 additional COVID-19 cases, 14 recoveries reported

80 additional COVID-19 cases, 14 recoveries reported

April 15, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 80 additional COVID-19 cases and 14 recoveries. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths went from 665 to 664 after it was determined that a previously-reported case lived outside of Washoe County.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) by following this link. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is currently paused in Nevada and will not be distributed until decided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Food & Drug Administration. Of the 116,761 vaccine doses administered at RSLEC, 2,878 were Janssen (2.5%).

Please note, the Health District will no longer update the COVID-19 dashboard on weekends starting this weekend. On Mondays moving forward, disease data from over the weekend will be updated retroactively; therefore, the data from Saturdays and Sundays will be present on Mondays.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,798 (+80 from 4/14)
  • Deaths: 664 (-1)
  • Recovered: 42,170 (+14)
  • Active cases: 1,964 (-25)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 36 (+8)
  • Positivity rate: 7.2% (+0.0%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 258,411 (+4,188 from 4/14; 43.18% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 101,735 (+636 from 4/14; 26.57% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 116,761 (+1,889 from 4/14; 48,825 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 as of April 15: 420,986 (+1,323 since 4/14)

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 April 15:

  • 62 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 4/14)
  • 65 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 45 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)

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

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is urging residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.

The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents about 22 hours prior to their appointment time. Learn more by clicking this link.

Residents 16+ eligible for Free COVID-19 vaccine

Washoe County residents 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the Washoe County COVID-19 response team has launched a new scheduling platform that will allow residents to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want. Read more. Watch a tutorial video on how to schedule an appointment here.

Need a COVID-19 test? It’s easy to sign up and it’s free

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427. It’s free and it does not matter if you have symptoms or not.

Sign up for the COVID Trace App

COVID Trace is a contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. The app exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity and can notify you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.See more here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s. 

59 additional COVID-19 cases, 60 recoveries reported

59 additional COVID-19 cases, 60 recoveries reported

A quarter million vaccine doses have been administered in Washoe County

April 14, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 59 additional COVID-19 cases and 60 recoveries.

The State of Nevada reported more than 250,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Washoe County. The first vaccine dose administered was reported in Washoe County four months ago on Dec. 14, 2020. According to the State’s dashboard, 101,099 residents are fully vaccinated (26.41% of population 16+).

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,726 (+59 from 4/13)
  • Deaths: 665 (+0)
  • Recovered: 42,072 (+60)
  • Active cases: 1,989 (+11)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 28 (-2)
  • Positivity rate: 7.2% (+0.3%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 254,223 (+4,371 from 4/13; 42.25% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 101,099 (+972 from 4/13; 26.41% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 114,872 (+1,725 from 4/13; 47,522 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 as of April 14: 419,663 (+1,025 since 4/13)

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 April 14:

  • 61 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+4% since 4/13)
  • 64 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 45 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+6%)

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

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is urging residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.

The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents about 22 hours prior to their appointment time. Learn more by clicking this link.

Residents 16+ eligible for Free COVID-19 vaccine

Washoe County residents 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the Washoe County COVID-19 response team has launched a new scheduling platform that will allow residents to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want. Read more. Watch a tutorial video on how to schedule an appointment here.

Need a COVID-19 test? It’s easy to sign up and it’s free

COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427. It’s free and it does not matter if you have symptoms or not.

Sign up for the COVID Trace App

COVID Trace is a contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. The app exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity and can notify you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.See more here.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. While press releases are only sent periodically for significant events, you can always get daily results on our website, https://covid19washoe.com/, our COVID-19 Dashboard or by following us on Twitter @COVID19Washoe. The entities include: City of Reno, City of Sparks, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Regional Transportation Commission, REMSA, Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Reno Police Department, Reno Fire Department, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County School District and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. Also in the group are the area hospitals, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Renown Health and Saint Mary’s.