2 COVID-19-related deaths, 82 new cases and 200 recoveries reported
Feb. 26, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County, but the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County remains at 642 after data reconciliation showed that two deaths were found to have already been accounted for. The two deaths reported today were males, one in his 70s and one in his 80s, and both had an underlying health condition.
Additionally, we’re reporting 82 new COVID-19 cases and 200 recoveries.
The State of Nevada reported 5,652 additional COVID-19 vaccines administered since Wednesday, Feb. 24, for a total of 113,007 doses administered by all community providers in Washoe County.
- Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 42,871 (+82 from 2/25)
- Deaths: 642 (+0)
- Recovered: 37,755 (+200)
- Active cases: 4,474 (-118)
- Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 26 (-10)
- Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 113,007 (+5,652 from 2/24)
- Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 45,260 (+1,014 from 2/25)
*Data from Nevada Hospital Association (not updated on weekends) includes residents from outside of Washoe County.
**This number includes first and second doses and is updated by the state of Nevada every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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 26: 373,468 (+648 since 2/25)
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 26 (Numbers not updated on weekends):
- 70 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 2/25)
- 67 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+2%)
- 41 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-7%)
- 20 percent of all ventilators are in use (+7%)
NOTE: Numbers are for all hospital patients in Washoe County and not just COVID-19 patients.
About 4,000 seniors 65+ invited to schedule COVID-19 vaccine
The Washoe County Health District sent email invitations and called about 4,000 randomly-selected seniors aged 65 years and older on Thursday to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents are asked to check their emails (including spam folders) and click the link to schedule the vaccine, or check voicemails. If you listed an email address when you signed up for the wait list, it’s likely you were sent an email invitation. The appointments are for Saturday and next week. You must be randomly selected to schedule an appointment.
On Saturday, more than 2,000 people are scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Livestock Events Center. Many of those are seniors 65 years and older as well as others who are eligible under the essential workforce lane as outlined in the State’s COVID-19 vaccine playbook.
Those 65 and older can sign up for the Washoe County Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List. If you’re a senior but don’t have access to email or the internet, call 775-328-2427 to be put on the wait list. There are not enough vaccines right now to be distributed to everyone aged 65 and older, which is over 75,000 people in Washoe County.
Demographic data for residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine available
To see more demographic information about Washoe County residents who have received the vaccine, see this spreadsheet provided by the State of Nevada. For context, the data presented was entered into the state’s immunization database, WebIZ, and it often takes several days to enter that data after a shot is administered. The majority of people who received the vaccine in Washoe County initially were first responders, health care workers and others frontline/essential workforce designated by the State of Nevada in its playbook.
Need a COVID-19 test? It’s easy to sign up and it’s free
COVID-19 testing is still available at the Livestock Events Center and can be scheduled online here (en español aqui) or by calling 775-328-2427. It’s free and it does not matter if you have symptoms or not.
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.