Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 31

Regional Information Center Update – Oct. 31

1 COVID-19-related death, 94 recoveries & 59 new cases

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Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death: A male in his 50s with underlying health conditions. There have been 198 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 94 recoveries from COVID-19 and 59 new COVID-19 cases. It’s the first time since Oct. 21 where there were more recoveries reported than new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

Residents are asked to celebrate Nevada Day safely to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The current Governor’s mandate limits private gatherings to 10 or fewer indoors and 25 or fewer outdoors.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 13,637 (+59 from 10/30)
  • Deaths: 198 (+1)
  • Recovered: 11,134 (+94)
  • Active cases: 2,305 (-36)
  • Currently hospitalized: 79 (-6)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 878 (+7)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of October 31: 179,398 (+1,850 since 10/30)

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. In the event of a decrease in tests, the likely cause is a cleanup of the data and removing unintended duplications.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of October 30:

  • 78 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-6% since 10/29)
  • 67 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 52 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 14 percent of all ventilators are in use (-4%)

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.