A record 469 COVID-19 cases reported

A record 469 COVID-19 cases reported

One COVID-19-related death also reported

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Nov. 7, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting a record 469 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County (breaking the previous mark by nearly 100) and one COVID-19-related death.

The deceased is a male in his 70s with no underlying health conditions, the 206th COVID-19-related death in Washoe County.

The 469 new cases breaks the previous record of 377 daily cases that was set three days ago. The seven-day moving average for new cases is at 280 (breaking the previous record of 221 set yesterday) and is three times higher than it was on Oct. 7 (87).

Active cases are at a record 3,474 in Washoe County, which is nearly three times higher than it was on Oct. 7 (1,231).

“The transmission of COVID-19 in Washoe County is alarming and at a level where our vulnerable populations are at extreme risk,” said Kevin Dick, District Health Officer in Washoe County. “Gatherings with people outside your household should absolutely be avoided. They are the most common reason for transmission. This is a critical point in the pandemic where the social decisions we make can negatively impact the health and wellness of loved ones. Please be vigilant, wear a mask, observe social distancing and avoid contact with non-household members.”

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 15,594 (+469 from 11/6)
  • Deaths: 206 (+1)
  • Recovered: 11,914 (+52)
  • Active cases: 3,474 (+416)
  • Currently hospitalized: 124 (-1)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 981 (+1)

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 7: 191,237 (+1,952 since 11/6)

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 November 6:

  • 83 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-3% since 11/5)
  • 69 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (-2%)
  • 61 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+6%)
  • 22 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.

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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, https://covid19washoe.com/, 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.