REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER UPDATE – APRIL 29
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 male in his 70s with underlying health conditions. This is the 30th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.
Further, there were 24 additional recoveries and 14 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 848 (+14 from 4/28)
- Deaths: 30 (+1)
- Recoveries: 321 (+24)
- Active cases: 497 (-11)
- Currently hospitalized: 37 (+0)
- Cases who have discharged from hospital: 64 (+1)
Hospital bed and ventilator information
In Washoe County as of April 28, 2020:
- 56 percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-1% since April 27)
- 45 percent of the Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-6%)
- 20 percent of ventilators are in use (-2%)
Total number of COVID-19 tests in Washoe County: 9,910 (+286 from April 28)
As of April 29, 2020, a total of 9,910 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Washoe County. The tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County.
Virtual Town Hall – Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1 p.m.
This week’s Regional Information Center Virtual Town Hall will be in Spanish, with English subtitles. The Virtual Town Hall will be broadcast live Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m. on City of Reno YouTube (online) and Univision (television).
Residents who have recovered from COVID-19 encouraged to donate plasma
In an effort to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, those who have had COVID-19 and completely recovered are encouraged to donate plasma. Vitalant is collecting plasma and the immune-boosting antibodies in that plasma. See the Vitalant website to see eligibility requirements.
Incident Management Team encourages people with symptoms to get tested for COVID-19
The Washoe County COVID-19 Incident Management Team is encouraging residents who have the following symptoms to submit a COVID-19 risk assessment:
- Shortness of breath
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- 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.