Coronavirus live updates: Total deaths in Nevada now stand at 197


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Nevada death totals from COVID-19 now at 197

There have been 197 deaths in Nevada from the coronavirus, according to new numbers released by the state.

It is up 2 from information released Thursday night.

According to the state, the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 now stands at 4,398.  Nevada has tested 36,192 people for the coronavirus. 


The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Nevada increased by 6 to 195 Thursday night, according to the Nevada Health Alliance.

The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 remained the same from earlier reports Thursday, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The statewide totals stand at 4,208 known cases and 34,749 people have been tested.

Because of low testing, the number of infected is likely higher than what is reported.


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First asymptomatic testing in Nevada begins May 4

Carson City and Douglas, Lyon and Storey counties will offer COVID-19 testing for 1,800 people. 

The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center, which oversees the Carson and the three counties, is the first jurisdiction in Nevada to offer testing to people who areasymptommatic.

A call center will open Monday for people to set up appointments for the nasal swab test. The call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing will occur May 4-13.

To make an appointment, call 775-782-9090.

Centenarian becomes latest Washoe County coronavirus victim; total now 22

A woman in her 100s became the most recent Washoe County resident to die Thursday after being infected by the coronavirus, bringing the county’s death toll to 22.

County health officials reported 26 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections to 736. Twenty-nine people have recovered from the virus and are no longer self-isolating.

The number of available hospital beds and ventilators in Washoe County has ticked downward since Monday. As of Thursday afternoon, 60 percent of hospital beds were occupied, 54 percent of beds in intensive care units were occupied and 27 percent of ventilators were in use.

Not all of the people in the ICU are coronavirus patients.

Almost half of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Washoe County are latino, according to a new demographic breakdown by the Washoe County District Health Department. Latinos account for 25 percent of Washoe County’s total population.

According to the new data from Washoe County, 45 percent of coronavirus cases are white, 3 percent are Asian, 2 percent are black, 1 percent are Native American or Alaskan.

Nevada coronavirus cases by county

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