4 COVID-19-related deaths, 279 new cases reported

4 COVID-19-related deaths, 279 new cases reported

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Dec. 20, 2020. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting four COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County: A female in her 80s, a male in his 40s, a male in his 70s and a male in his 60s; all had an underlying health condition.

There have been 411 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally, we’re reporting 279 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 33,109 (+279 from 12/19)
  • Deaths: 411 (+4)
  • Recovered: 19,224 (+92)
  • Active cases: 13,474 (+183)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 309 (+0)

*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 20: 282,820 (+1,886 since 12/19)

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 18 (Numbers not updated on weekends):

  • 87 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (-1% since 12/17)
  • 74 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 64 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 31 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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

‘When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?’

The Regional Information Center has an updated COVID-19 vaccine webpage with detailed information on which people will get vaccinated first in Washoe County, including new frequently asked questions.

Most Washoe County residents are expected to be able to receive a vaccination sometime this spring. The dates are not known yet. Please do not call the health district to get a vaccine.

The Washoe County Health District received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday and will receive another shipment next week. Hospital personnel are the first to receive the vaccine, as determined by the State of Nevada tier-based system from its vaccine playbook

See the COVID-19 vaccine webpage here.

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.