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Washoe reports three more deaths
The Washoe County Health District reported three more deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 96.
The three deaths were all women with underlying health conditions and include someone in their 70s, 80s and over 100.
The health district is also reporting 54 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, which brings the total to 3,689.
Washoe has 86 people currently hospitalized and 286 have been discharged.
In total, 64,026 people have been tested for the coronavirus in Washoe County.
Washoe death toll rises to 93
Washoe County Health District officials reported another death from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 93 deaths.
The death was reported as a woman in her 80s, with underlying health issues.
The county reported 61 new cases Sunday, bringing that figure to 3,635. A total of 21 people were classified as recovered, giving the county 2,390 recoveries since the virus was first reported.
County-wide, there are 1,152 active cases, an increase of 34 on Sunday.
Hospitalizations were down slightly. There are 88 people currently hospitalized, down one from the day before, and 284 have been discharged from county facilities.
Nevada positive cases jump 930 since Friday
The number of Nevadans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased to 26,838 on Saturday, a 930-case jump since Friday, according to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard.
Friday saw the largest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic began, up 1,004 cases over Thursday.
The death toll increased Saturday to 592, 13 more than the 579 deaths reported on the state dashboard Friday.
The state has performed 425,027 tests.
Hospitalizations were up Friday, the last day for which data was available, with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 693, an increase of 39 hospitalizations from Thursday’s data and an all-time high. An additional 225 hospitalized patients are suspected of having the coronavirus.
Of the combined total of 918 confirmed and suspected cases in Nevada hospitals, 241 are in intensive care units and 122 are on ventilators. The number of ventilated patients is up 11 from the prior day.
The seven-day rolling average for positive tests rose to 13.4% on Friday. That is well above the World Health Organization’s goal of 5%.