Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 6

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 6

97 new COVID-19 cases, 68 recoveries reported

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 97 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and 68 recoveries.

Vulnerable populations in Washoe County that are most affected by COVID-19 continue to be the Hispanic population, the 20-29 age group and the elderly.

About 42 percent of all COVID-19 cases identify as Hispanic, which is higher than any other race/ethnicity. About 22 percent of cases who died of COVID-19-related complications identified as Hispanic.

The 20-29 age range has the highest number of COVID-19 cases of any age group (2,516 cases, 25 percent).

People aged 60 and up make up most of the COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County. There have been 138 COVID-19-related deaths in the 60-99 age range, which accounts for 84 percent of the total. See more COVID-19 statistics in Washoe County on our COVID-19 Dashboard.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 10,107 (+97 from 10/5)
  • Deaths: 165 (+0)
  • Recovered: 8,708 (+68)
  • Active cases: 1,234 (+29)
  • Currently hospitalized: 65 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 706 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 6: 149,216 (+1,073 since 10/5)

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 October 6:

  • 62 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 10/5)
  • 50 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 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.