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

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

Feb. 5, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting four additional COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County today. Much like yesterday, the total increase in COVID-19-related deaths is just three because it was determined that one previously-reported death was a case who did not reside in Washoe County.

The deceased are a male in his 80s, male in his 70s, female in her 80s and a male in his 70s; all had an underlying health condition. There have been 613 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

Additionally we’re reporting 149 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day, as well as 302 recoveries.

The Washoe County Health District administered 1,134 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday (1,128 second doses). The total number of vaccines administered is at 25,489 (8,927 second dose).

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  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 41,884 (+149 from 2/4)
  • Deaths: 613 (+3)
  • Recovered: 31,248 (+302)
  • Active cases: 10,023 (-156)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 102 (-15)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 58,873
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 25,489 (+1,128 from 2/4)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends or holidays) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.

**This number includes first and second doses and is updated by the state of Nevada every Wednesday and can be found here under “Vaccinations” tab.

***This number is approximate and is only COVID-19 vaccines administered by the Health District. It includes first and second doses.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of February 5: 351,692 (+1,048 since 2/4)

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 February 5 (Numbers not updated on weekends/holidays):

  • 71 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+4% since 2/4)
  • 68 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 50 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 16 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

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

Symptoms from second dose of COVID-19 vaccine can be more severe than first

The Washoe County Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are reminding people that early reports indicate the second dose of the vaccine can lead to more side effects than the first.

Side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are normal signs that your body is building protection from the virus. For some, they will be unpleasant, especially the second dose, but they are temporary. Others have reported little to no side effects.

Some of the common side effects from the vaccine are fever, chills, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, joint pain and nausea. If you have a sever reaction, seek immediate medical attention.

For an informational sheet about the COVID-19 Vaccine side effects, and what you can do to reduce pain and discomfort, see the file 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.