71 recoveries, 49 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 71 recoveries and 49 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

The Hispanic population in Washoe County continues to be disproportionally affected by COVID-19. About 40 percent of all COVID-19 cases identified themselves as Hispanic, which includes 3,014 cases. website has COVID-19 resources in Spanish as well asinformational documents, social media graphics and videos in Spanish. Free COVID-19 testing is available by calling 775-328-2427 and Spanish-speaking personnel are available. Risk assessments can also be done in Spanish online here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 6,816 (+49 from 8/23)
  • Deaths: 133 (+0)
  • Recovered: 5,558 (+71)
  • Active cases: 1,125 (-22)
  • Currently hospitalized: 86 (+1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 491 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of August 24: 105,951 (+703 since 8/23)

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 August 24:

  • 60 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (-3% since 8/21)
  • 42 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+3%)
  • 13 percent of all ventilators are in use (+3%)

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.