Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 17

2 COVID-19-related deaths, 164 new COVID-19 cases, 67 recoveries reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A male in his 50s and a female in her 90s; both had underlying health conditions.

Additionally, 164 new COVID-19 cases and 67 recoveries were reported. The 164 new cases is the fourth most ever reported.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 11,347 (+164 from 10/16)
  • Deaths: 184 (+2)
  • Recovered: 9,733 (+67)
  • Active cases: 1,430 (+95)
  • Currently hospitalized: 84 (-4)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 770 (+2)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 17: 160,436 (+2,133 since 10/16)

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 October 16:

  • 67 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 10/15)
  • 47 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 21 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,, 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.