Coronavirus live updates: Washoe county reports three new deaths, 93 cases

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Quad-County reports six new COVID-19 cases

Sunday

Six new cases have been reported in the Quad-County region on Sunday—bringing the total number of cases to 385, according to Carson City Health and Human Services.

Health officials said 260 people have recovered and 118 cases remain active. In total, seven people have died from COVID-19.

Health officials said they are working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.

The new cases include two Lyon County men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s. The man in his 40s was connected to a previously reported case.  

In Carson City, a woman in her 20s also tested positive. Two others also tested positive in Carson City, including a male under the age of 18 and a man in his 70s.

Neither the woman nor the teenager had connections to a previously reported case.

A woman in her 50s with no connections to any another case also tested positive in Douglas County.

Washoe County reports 3 new deaths, 93 new COVID-19 cases

Sunday

Washoe County health officials reported three new deaths, 93 new COVID-19 cases and 19 recoveries on Sunday.

According to the Regional Information Center, the recent victims include two women with underlying health conditions, one in her 50s and the other in her 90s.

A man in his 80s, who was also suffering from underlying health conditions, also died from the virus, officials said in a news release.

In total, there are 82 deaths, 3,258 cases and 1,986 recoveries. Of the total number of cases, 1,190 cases remained active as of Sunday.

Currently, there are 86 people in the hospital and six were recently released.

A total of 240 people have been discharged from the hospital since the pandemic started.

State reports 843 more cases on Sunday

The state reported 843 confirmed cases of coronavirus on Sunday, according to the Nevada Health Response dashboard. 

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Nevada is now 22,418. That’s 1,700 more patients since July 2 when the state reported 20,718 total cases of the virus. 

As of Sunday, the state reported 534 total deaths in Nevada since the start of the pandemic. 

More young people testing positive for COVID-19 in Washoe County 

Saturday

Most people testing positive for COVID-19 in Washoe County are between the ages of 20 and 40, according to new information from the Washoe County Health District on July 4.

The health district reported 92 new cases of COVID-19. It warned that large gatherings should be limited and that while it is young people catching the virus, most of the deaths are from people between 60 and 90.

In Washoe there have been 3,165 confirmed cases and 79 deaths. There have been 1,967 recoveries; 84 people are currently hospitalized.

According to data, most positive cases are people between the ages of 20 and 29.

Of the those who have tested positive: 

  • 109 have been under age 10
  • 243 are between the ages of 10 and 19
  • 680 are between the ages of 20 and 29
  • 572 are between 30 and 39
  • 478 are between 40 and 49
  • 461 are between 50 and 59
  • 301 are between 60 and 69
  • 191 are between 70 and 79
  • 87 are between 80 and 89
  • 33 are between 90 and 99
  • 3 are 100 or older

The total in the age breakdown does not equal the total number of reported positive cases. The RGJ has a message in to the health district asking about the discrepancy. 

29 residents and staff from of Nevada Veterans Home have COVID-19

Ten residents of the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home have been moved to a special unit at the Reno VA Hospital that has an ICU-level of care. 

They are in stable condition, according to Julie Dudley, communications director for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services

The Northern Nevada State Veterans Home in Sparks said on Saturday that 15 residents and 14 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. That’s an increase of seven cases since the veterans home last reported on the outbreak on July 1.

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