REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – SEPT. 4
61 new COVID-19 cases, 23 recoveries in Washoe County
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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 61 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 23 recoveries.
Residents are urged to safely and responsibly celebrate Labor Day this weekend. We recommend avoiding large gatherings. If private gatherings are done safely, the recommendation is they include no more than 10 people; the recommendation for public gatherings in Washoe County is 25 or fewer. Face coverings, washing hands frequently and social distancing of 6 feet are the best ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
Private and public gatherings were blamed for the largest spike yet of COVID-19 in Washoe County. On July 30, a record was set for new cases in one day with 179. That same day, a record was set for the 7-day moving average for cases per day, which was at 100.
Currently, we’re below 60 cases per day on the 7-day rolling average. More data can be found here.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 7,507 (+61 from 9/3)
- Deaths: 142 (+0)
- Recovered: 6,297 (+23)
- Active cases: 1,068 (+38)
- Currently hospitalized: 93 (+3)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 544 (+2)
COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County
- Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of September 4: 113,301 (+904 since 9/3)
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 September 4:
- 63 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 9/3)
- 40 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-1%)
- 25 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
Countertop service in Washoe County continues to be allowed
Restaurants can offer countertop service to patrons in non-bar areas in Washoe County. This has been allowed since restaurants reopened dining rooms to serve customers in May.
The Regional Information Center became aware of confusion in the public about whether countertop service was allowed because the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force yesterday clarified that countertop services in non-bar areas is allowed in Clark County. Countertop service is allowed in Washoe County when restaurants allow for proper social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation practices are in place.
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.