REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – SEPT. 23
113 recoveries, 81 new COVID-19 cases
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 113 recoveries and 81 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 8,878 (+81 from 9/22)
- Deaths: 154 (+0)
- Recovered: 7,579 (+113)
- Active cases: 1,145 (-32)
- Currently hospitalized: 68 (+16)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 640 (+8)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of September 23: 134,342 (+2,920 since 9/22)
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 September 22:
- 61 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 9/21)
- 39 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.
Did you get a letter from the Health District?
The Washoe County Health District mailed out more than 2,000 letters to a random set of Washoe County residents offering the chance to get a free COVID-19 antibody test and be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Visa gift card. A COVID-19 antibody test can determine if you have been exposed or infected with COVID-19 in the past, whether you knew it or not.
The antibody tests are only for those random residents who received a letter (residents cannot opt in) and is part of Phase 2 of the antibody project in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Reno – School of Community Health Sciences and the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.
Participation of the project is extremely important as it paints a clearer picture of how prevalent COVID-19 is in Washoe County.
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.