80 additional COVID-19 cases, 14 recoveries reported

April 15, 2021. Reno/Sparks, NV – The Regional Information Center is reporting 80 additional COVID-19 cases and 14 recoveries. The total number of COVID-19-related deaths went from 665 to 664 after it was determined that a previously-reported case lived outside of Washoe County.

COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) by following this link. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine is currently paused in Nevada and will not be distributed until decided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Food & Drug Administration. Of the 116,761 vaccine doses administered at RSLEC, 2,878 were Janssen (2.5%).

Please note, the Health District will no longer update the COVID-19 dashboard on weekends starting this weekend. On Mondays moving forward, disease data from over the weekend will be updated retroactively; therefore, the data from Saturdays and Sundays will be present on Mondays.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 44,798 (+80 from 4/14)
  • Deaths: 664 (-1)
  • Recovered: 42,170 (+14)
  • Active cases: 1,964 (-25)
  • Hospitalized with COVID-19: 36 (+8)
  • Positivity rate: 7.2% (+0.0%)
  • Vaccines administered in Washoe County: 258,411 (+4,188 from 4/14; 43.18% of Washoe County population 16+ have had vaccination initiated)
  • Washoe County residents fully vaccinated: 101,735 (+636 from 4/14; 26.57% of Washoe County population 16+)
  • Vaccines administered by Washoe County Health District: 116,761 (+1,889 from 4/14; 48,825 fully vaccinated)

Please note that COVID-19 case count, recovery and death information can change retroactively based on updated information that the Washoe County Health District receives. For example, if the Health District receives new positive test results or discovers that a case did not live in Washoe County, the number of cases, recoveries or deaths reported on a previous day can go up or down based on what was previously reported. See the COVID-19 Dashboard here.

*Hospitalization data is from Nevada Hospital Association.

*Washoe County COVID-19 Vaccine Data can be found on the State of Nevada dashboard, here.

*Vaccine data from the Washoe County Health District can be found here.

COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of April 15: 420,986 (+1,323 since 4/14)

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 April 15:

  • 62 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 4/14)
  • 65 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 45 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+0%)

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

Residents urged to fill out screening questionnaire before COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Livestock Events Center

The Regional COVID-19 Response Team is urging residents who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) to fill out the screening questionnaire the day prior to your appointment.

The link to fill out the questionnaire only takes a few minutes and is emailed and texted to residents about 22 hours prior to their appointment time. Learn more by clicking this link.

Residents 16+ eligible for Free COVID-19 vaccine

Washoe County residents 16 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and the Washoe County COVID-19 response team has launched a new scheduling platform that will allow residents to choose the brand of COVID-19 vaccine they want. Read more. Watch a tutorial video on how to schedule an appointment here.

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.