20,000th COVID-19 case, 5 COVID-19-related deaths reported

20,000th COVID-19 case, 5 COVID-19-related deaths reported

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Nov. 19, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting five COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County and 304 new COVID-19 cases, giving Washoe County more than 20,000 cases to date.

The deceased include: A female in her 90s with an underlying health condition, a female in her 70s with no underlying health conditions, a female in her 70s with underlying health conditions, a male in his 50s with underlying health conditions and a female in her 60s with an underlying health condition. There have been 227 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County eclipsed 20,000 today with 304 reported (total is 20,046). There were 157 recoveries.

The Nevada Hospital Association reported 234 COVID-19 positive cases hospitalized in Washoe County and 50 suspected of having COVID-19. The full data set from the NHA can be found here.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 20,046 (+304 from 11/18)
  • Deaths: 227 (+5)
  • Recovered: 13,799 (+157)
  • Active cases: 6,020 (+142)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 234 (+4)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 19: 215,076 (+2,479 since 11/18)

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 19 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 85 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 11/18)
  • 73 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 59 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+21%)
  • 30 percent of all ventilators are in use (-1%)

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

Volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County

The Washoe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for medical professionals or those without medical experience to volunteer to help fight COVID-19 in Washoe County.

MRC was created to support public health and emergency response efforts during natural disasters and other emergencies by providing trained volunteers to help staff shelters, alternate care sites, and points of dispensing. Given the rise in hospitalizations and increased demand in COVID-19 testing, volunteers are needed to support the region. Learn how to volunteer by going to this website, or email wchdvolunteers@washoecounty.us.

Download the COVID Trace app, and help stop COVID-19

Washoe County health officials are strongly recommending that residents download the COVID Trace, an easy-to-use app that helps fight COVID-19 in Washoe County and Nevada, without compromising your privacy. Learn more here

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.