Additional COVID-19-related death reported; 119 new cases

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting the 77th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 80s with underlying health conditions.

In addition, there were 119 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Washoe County, which breaks the record of 110 new cases set on June 30.

Celebrate 4th of July Responsibly

With the 4th of July holiday approaching, the Washoe County Health District strongly encourages residents to avoid large gatherings.

Wearing a mask or face covering in public is also strongly encouraged. People who have COVID-19 can actively spread the virus despite not showing symptoms, so it is important to wear a face covering to protect those around you, especially our vulnerable populations.

Studies show that face coverings can obstruct droplets coming from your mouth/nose that are carrying COVID-19, which reduces the chance of the virus being transmitted from person to person.

The rise in COVID-19 cases is alarming: Since June 18, the record for the most single-day COVID-19 cases has been set five times. The 7-day moving average for new cases per day on June 18 was 30. Today, the average is 74. See our COVID-19 Dashboard here for more than 25 data sets, including race/ethnicity, gender, age and other trends.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 2,923 (+119 from 7/1)
  • Deaths: 77 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 1,827 (+72)
  • Active cases: 1,019 (+46)
  • Currently hospitalized: 85 (+3)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 227 (+1)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of July 2: 52,547 (+1,589 since 7/1)

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 July 2, 2020:

  • 77 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 7/1)
  • 45 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-6%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (-2%)

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.