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Washoe County COVID-19: 4 deaths, 384 new cases

Washoe County coronavirus cases updated daily.
Washoe County coronavirus cases updated daily.(MGN)
Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 4:44 PM PST|Updated: 17 hours ago
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -NOV. 28 Washoe County on Saturday reported four people died of COVID-19 related illnesses. The county now has 270 COVID-19 related deaths.

Three of the deceased have underlying medical conditions: A woman in her 60s, a man in his 60s and a man in his 70s. It was unknown if a man in his 50s who died had underlying health conditions.

There were 384 new cases, giving the county 24,463 cases. There were 68 recoveries, giving the county 14,932 recoveries.

There are 9,261 active cases and 241 people in the hospital. Washoe County reported 2,437 new tests.

Fifty-nine percent of all intensive care unit beds are occupied and 31 percent of all ventilators are in use.

NOV. 27 Washoe County reported eight COVID-19 related deaths Friday, giving the county 266 total. Friday’s statistics include numbers from Thanksgiving Day.

One person, a man in his 70s, had no underlying health conditions. The rest had underlying health conditions: A female in her teens, two women in their 70s, a woman in her 60s and three men in their 60s.

There were 815 new cases, 432 from Thursday and 383 on Friday. That gives Washoe County 24,079 cases total.

There were 117 recoveries, giving the county 14,864 recoveries. There are 8,950 active cases. There are 241 people hospitalized with COVID-19. There have been 4,631 tests since Wednesday.

Fifty-nine percent of intensive care unit beds are occupied. Thirty-one percent of ventilators are in use.

NOV. 25 3:30 P.M. For a second straight day, Washoe County is reporting 6 deaths blamed on COVID-19.

The patients include:

  • Male in his 50s, underlying health condition
  • Female in her 90s, unknown if underlying health conditions
  • Male in his 70s, no underlying health condition
  • Female in her 90s, underlying health condition
  • Female in her 90s, underlying health condition
  • Male in his 40s, no underlying condition

The COVID death toll in Washoe County has now reached 258. In addition, the County is reporting 538 new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 23,264.

11 additional COVID patients have been hospitalized for a total of 241.

NOV. 24, 4 P.M. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed six more lives in Washoe County.

The deaths involved two men in their 60′s, a woman in her 60′s, two women in their 90′s and a man in his 40′s. All six had underlying health conditiosn.

There have been a total of 242 COVID-19 deths in Washoe County, including 30 in the last six days.

The County reported 319 new COVID-19 positive cases and 157 recoveries.

There are currently 7,864 active cases in the County and 230 people hospitalized in Washoe County with COVID.

NOV. 23, 4 P.M. The death toll from COVID-19 in Washoe County has risen by five for a second day in a row. This marks 24 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County over the last five days.

The county’s death toll now stands at 246 from the pandemic.

New infections increased by 397 for a total of 22,407.

Recoveries rose by 139 to 14,453.

Hospital bed and ventilator information

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County:

  • 84 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+2% since 11/20)
  • 75 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 61 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+1%)
  • 32 percent of all ventilators are in use (+0%)

NOV. 22 For the second day in a row, Washoe County set a new high for single-day COVID-19 cases. Washoe County reported 835 new cases.

The record Saturday was 817. Washoe County has 22,010 total cases.

There were also five deaths, all people with underlying health conditions. Two were women in their 80s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s.

Washoe County reported 319 recoveries, giving it 14,314 altogether. There are 7,455 active cases and 235 people hospitalized. There were 2,497 new tests.

Sixty-two percent of all intensive care unit beds are occupied and 32 percent of all ventilators are in use.

NOV. 21 3:15 P.M. As Thanksgiving approaches, Washoe County on Saturday reported a record 817 infections, breaking the old single-day record of 610 set Wednesday.

There were also four deaths, after two consecutive days of five deaths. It brings the COVID-19 related death toll to 236.

The deceased were four men, all of whom had underlying health conditions. One was in his 30s, one in his 60s and two in their 70s.

There are now 21,175 positive COVID-19 infections in Washoe County. There were also 86 recoveries, giving the county 13,995 recoveries.

There are 235 people in Washoe County hospitalized with COVID-19 and there are 6,944 active cases. There were 4,327 tests performed since Friday. Sixty-two percent of intensive care unit beds are in use and 32 percent of ventilators are in use.

There was no explanation for the spike in cases.

“The Health District recommends avoiding private gatherings with members outside your household,” Washoe County reported. In addition, wear a mask or face covering, social distance of at least 6 feet and wash your hands frequently.”

NOV. 20 Washoe County on Friday reported five more COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 232. It was the second day in a row Washoe County reported five deaths in one day.

All had underlying medical conditions. The deceased are men in their 40s, 60s and 80s and women in their 80s and 50s.

There were 312 new cases, giving Washoe County 20,358 total. There were 110 recoveries, giving the county 13,909.

There are 6,217 active cases. There were 1,122 new tests performed.

Sixty percent of all intensive care unit beds are in use and 30 percent of ventilators are in use.

“With Thanksgiving less than a week away, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended postponing travel and staying home for the holiday as the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” Washoe County said.

NOV. 19 Washoe County reported five COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday, giving it 227 overall.

With 304 new cases, Washoe County also passed the 20,000 benchmark for new cases.

The county released this information about the deceased: Four had underlying health conditions, women in their 90s, 70s and 60s and a man in his 50s. A woman in her 70s had no underlying health conditions.

The county now has 20,046 cases, with 6,020 active and 234 hospitalized with COVID-19.

There were 157 recoveries, giving the county 13,799.

Fifty-nine percent of all intensive care unit beds are occupied and 30 percent of all ventilators are in use.

NOV. 18, 4:10 P.M. Washoe County reported a record 610 COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday, topping the old one-day record set Nov. 15 by 49 cases.

It was the fourth day in the last 11 that the record has been broken, Washoe County said. The seven-day moving average for new cases is 408.7, also a new record.

The county gave no explanation for the surge.

There is also a record number of hospitalizations, with 276 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases in the hospital in Washoe County.

There were no deaths reported.

Washoe County now has 19,742 infections reported. There were 441 recoveries, giving Washoe County 441 recoveries. There are 5,878 active cases.

Thirty-eight percent of intensive care unit beds are occupied and 31 percent of all ventilators are in use.

Washoe County COVID-19 statistics Nov. 18.
Washoe County COVID-19 statistics Nov. 18.(Washoe County)

NOV. 17 Washoe County health officials are reporting two additional COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the death toll to 222. The patients who died were a man and a woman, both in their 80s with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, there were 230 new cases and 102 recoveries in Washoe County.

The total number of active cases is now up to 5,709. The total number of recoveries is 13,201.

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 17 is 210,823. That’s up 1,619 since November 16.

NOV. 16 Washoe County officials are reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County, bringing the death toll to 220.

The patient who died was a man in his 60s with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, there were 276 new COVID-19 cases and 117 recoveries in Washoe County.

The total active cases is now 5,583. The total number of recoveries is 13,099.

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 16 is 209,204. That’s up 1,455 since November 15.

NOV. 15 The Regional Information Center reported a record 561 additional COVID-19 cases in Washoe County on Sunday with four COVID-19-related deaths.

The patients who died were three men and one woman. All but one had an underlying health condition, officials said. The death toll now stands at 219.

The 561 new COVID-19 cases are a single-day record. The previous record was 529 on November 13. The record for most cases in one day has been set three times in the last nine days.

Active cases have eclipsed 5,000 with 433 additional reported Sunday for a total of 5,425.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 18,626 (+561 from 11/14)
  • Deaths: 219 (+4)
  • Recovered: 12,982 (+124)
  • Active cases: 5,425 (+433)

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 15 is 207,749. That’s up 2,378 since November 14.

NOV. 14 There were 222 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and 91 recoveries, officials reported Saturday.

The active cases stand at 4,992.

Recoveries reached 12,858.

The death toll remains at 215 with no new deaths reported on Saturday.

NOV. 13 Health officials again urged the community to heed Governor Steve Sisolak’s Stay At Home 2.0 on Friday following a record 529 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County and three new deaths.

The patients who died are all males - two in their 50s and one in his 80s. One had underlying health conditions, and it was unknown if the other two had underlying health conditions, officials reported.

The 529 COVID-19 cases reported is the single most to date. The previous was 469 on November 7, 2020.

The rise in COVID-19 transmission is causing reduced capacity at local hospitals, delays in COVID-19 test result notification as well as disease investigation and contact tracing, officials said.

They urged residents to stay home and avoid gatherings until disease transmission rates decrease.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 17,843 (+529 from 11/12)
  • Deaths: 215 (+3)
  • Recovered: 12,767 (+100)
  • Active cases: 4,861 (+426)

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 13 is 202,914. That’s up 1,959 since November 12.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of November 13:

  • 85 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+0% since 11/12)
  • 72 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 56 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (-9%)
  • 33 percent of all ventilators are in use (+6%)

NOV. 12 Washoe County is reporting its second highest one day total of new COVID-19 cases. The 433 new cases push the county total to 17,314. The record one day total is 469, reported on November 7, 2020.

There were 139 recoveries and no new deaths reported.

The number of active COVID-19 cases rose 294 for a current total of 4,435.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of November 12:

  • 85 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+1% since 11/11)
  • 72 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+0%)
  • 65 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+2%)
  • 27 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

NOV. 11 Health officials reported 410 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 16,881. The 410 new cases reported is the second most in a single day (469 was record on Nov. 7, 2020). The active case count is at 4,141, an all-time high.

Additionally, there were 113 recoveries and no new deaths.

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of November 10:

  • 84 percent staffed hospital beds are occupied (+4% since 11/10)
  • 72 percent of all licensed hospital beds are occupied (+4%)
  • 63 percent of all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+8%)
  • 25 percent of all ventilators are in use (+1%)

NOV. 10 Officials reported four more COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County on Tuesday, bringing the total to 212.

All the patients were men, one in his 70s, two in their 80′s and one in his 90s. All but one had an underlying health condition.

Additionally, there were 265 recoveries and 263 new COVID-19 cases in Washoe County. It had been seven days since active cases reported went down. Active cases in Washoe County now stand at 3,844.

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 10 is 196,688. That’s up 1,584 since November 9.

Health officials are reminding the community that the Washoe County COVID-19 Test Site will be closed Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day. Residents who are symptomatic, or a close contact to a confirmed positive case, can still sign up for testing online 24/7 here (En español).

COVID-19 testing will be available on Saturday to accommodate the high demand for testing.

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. Learn more here.

NOV. 9 Washoe County health officials are reporting one new COVID-19-related death and 328 new cases.

The patient who died was a man in his 80s with underlying health conditions. The death toll in Washoe County now stands at 208.

There were also 124 recoveries, bringing that total to 12,150.

Officials are urging the community to avoid gatherings with people outside your household, and cited a seven-day moving average for new cases of 335.4.

The total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of November 9 is 195,104. That number is up 1,885 since November 8.

The Washoe County test site is only testing those who have symptoms of COVID-19, except for those who are a confirmed close contact to a positive case and first responders. The county says this will allow residents to get tested in a timelier manner and allow for faster response times to those who get tested.

The Regional Information Center also clarified guidance on when COVID-19 positive cases are deemed recovered. Officials said a common misconception is that negative test results can be used to end the quarantine of a close contact to a case. Close contacts must remain quarantined for 14 days from their contact with the case regardless of negative test results they may receive.

To see previous stories on Washoe County COVID-19 cases, click here.

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