83 additional COVID-19 cases, 257 recoveries reported over the last two days

83 additional COVID-19 cases, 257 recoveries reported over the last two days

March 8, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting two days’ worth of COVID-19 data in Washoe County.

On Sunday, there were 36 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County with 122 recoveries. Today, Monday March 8, we’re reporting 47 additional cases and 135 recoveries. Over the last two days there has been an increase of 83 cases of COVID-19 and 257 recoveries in Washoe County. Since Saturday, the active case count went down by 174 cases.

The Washoe County Health District administered 1,260 COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, most of which were second doses.

More seniors invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Since Friday, about 4,000 emails went out to randomly-selected individuals 65 years and older with an invitation to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. The selections were from the Senior COVID-19 vaccine waiting list – if you haven’t signed up, click this link. Residents are advised to check their email inbox and spam folder to see if they were selected and follow the instructions in the email to schedule an appointment.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 43,227 (+83 from 3/6 – this is 2 days’ worth of updates as there was no update on 3/7)
  • Deaths: 649 (+0)
  • Recovered: 39,413 (+257)
  • Active cases: 3,165 (-174)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19*: 33 (+6 from 3/6)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County total**: 135,831 (+7,619 from 3/5)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District***: 55,553 (+1,260 from 3/6)

*Data from Nevada Hospital Association 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 March 8: 384,205 (+1,752 since 3/6)

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 March 8:

  • 64 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 3/6)
  • 61 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 40 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 17 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

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

Are you eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine because of where you work?

Did you know you can check to see if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because of where you work? To find out, visit our Washoe County Essential Workforce Search here: https://gis.washoecounty.us/covidvaccine/search.

Type in your employer name to see and see which occupational category your employer is in (If you don’t see your employer, select the “Request to Participate” button and a representative will review your submission.) Then, see which priority lane in Washoe County is currently eligible to receive the vaccine by going here (the occupational groups that are highlighted in yellow are eligible). If your occupational group is highlighted, contact your employer to make sure you can receive the vaccine with this group.

Questions? Email COVIDVaccine@washoecounty.us.

Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I want to receive?

At this time, there is not an opportunity for residents to choose which of the three approved COVID-19 vaccines they receive at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. The vaccine that is available the day of your appointment is the vaccine you will receive.

Recommendations from the Washoe County Health District, the State and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention advise people to get any vaccine that is available as all are shown to prevent contracting COVID-19 and being hospitalized from it.

More frequently asked COVID-19 questions can be found on the regional website, www.COVID19WashoeVaccine.com, including information on priority lanes and for COVID-19 vaccine for seniors.

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.

Sign up for the COVID Trace App

COVID Trace is a contact tracing mobile app developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services that uses a technology called the Exposure Notifications System from Google and Apple. The app exchanges anonymous information with other phones in your vicinity and can notify you if you’ve come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.See 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.