Additional COVID-19-related death reported in Washoe County

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 40s with underlying health conditions.

This is the 29th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.

In addition, we’re reporting 19 additional recoveries, 14 additional positive cases and an overall decrease of active cases.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 834 (+14 from 4/27)
  • Deaths: 29 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 297 (+19)
  • Active cases: 508 (-6)
  • Currently hospitalized: 37 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 63 (+1)

More information can be found on our COVID-19 Dashboard on our website.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

In Washoe County as of April 27, 2020:

  • 56 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since April 26)
  • 45 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 20 percent of ventilators are in use (+1%)

Total number of COVID-19 tests in Washoe County: 9,624 (+151 from April 27)

As of April 28, 2020, a total of 9,624 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Washoe County. The tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.

Additional information added to COVID-19 Dashboard

The Regional Information Team continues to add information to its COVID-19 Dashboard. The latest update includes a graph that shows a 7-day Moving Average, which adds context to the curve and gives a historical representation of previous updates. The graph is located under Case History; look for the tab marked “7-Day Moving Average.”

In addition, users can also download a spreadsheet of ZIP Code data. Under Case History, select the tab ZIP Code Map. On the top right, look for a button “Download This Table.” When clicked, a spreadsheet is download with the data used to formulate the ZIP Code Map.

There are now 19 points of data on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

COVID-19 testing capacity expanding, residents with symptoms encouraged to complete risk assessment

The Washoe County drive-thru testing site has ample supplies and availability to test people who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 for testing.

To complete a risk assessment, call 775-328-2427, or fill out a risk assessment form online (Complete el formulario de evaluación COVID-19).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increased the number of symptoms associated with COVID-19. In addition to fever, cough and shortness of breath, updated symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

See more about COVID-19 testing on the COVID-19 Washoe website.

The COVID-19 Regional Information Center is working together to deliver COVID-19 community updates in a unified manner. Follow 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.