476 additional COVID-19 cases, 2 COVID-19-related deaths reported

476 additional COVID-19 cases, 2 COVID-19-related deaths reported

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Dec. 4, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A male in his 70s with an underlying health conditions and a female in her 80s and it’s undetermined if there were underlying health conditions.

There have been 306 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, which is determined by a physician or medical examiner to be COVID-19-related as the main cause of death, underlying cause of death or contributing cause of death.

Additionally, we’re reporting 476 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 80 recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 26,974 (+476 from 12/3)
  • Deaths: 306 (+2)
  • Recovered: 15,767 (+80)
  • Active cases: 10,901 (+394)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 283 (-1)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) 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 December 4: 249,187 (+1,969 since 12/3)

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 December 4 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 90 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 12/3)
  • 77 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 58 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 42 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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

COVID-19 Vaccine webpage live on Health District website

The Washoe County COVID-19 Vaccine webpage is live and will be updated frequently with the latest information as it becomes available. The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided when it’s ruled safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Click here to go the COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

Governor Sisolak announced that Nevada is expected to receive 164,150 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this month, which will be used for hospital staff, skilled nursing facility staff and residents, and other Tier One individuals as outlined in Nevada’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Playbook.

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.