Coronavirus live updates: What we know Sunday in Reno, Northern Nevada

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This is a breaking news story and will be updated throughout the day Sunday, June 14. This story is part of the Reno Gazette Journal’s essential COVID-19 coverage and is being provided for free. Please consider subscribing to the RGJ to support our work.

Number of statewide cases continues to rise

Sunday 9:15 a.m.

The state of Nevada reported 227 new cases of coronavirus Sunday morning, bringing the total known cases statewide to 11,173. No new deaths were reported as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

To date, 241,729 tests have been performed in Nevada. The test positivity rate Sunday remained unchanged at 5.3 percent. The World Health Organization recommends a test positivity rate of under 10 percent for safe business re-openings.

Washoe reports 70th death; 1,955 cases

Saturday

Washoe County Regional Information Center is reporting the death of a 70-year-old woman with underlying health conditions from COVID-19 on Saturday. The death toll from the disease in the county now stands at 70.

In addition, 41 new cases of coronavirus were reported Saturday, bringing the total to 1,955 cases.

The active case count has reached 642, its highest point for the second straight day. Yesterday’s case count was 630.

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Additional statistics for Washoe County, with change from previous day:

  • Currently hospitalized: 70 (-2)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 160 (+6)
  • Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County as of June 13: 39,697 (+732 since 6/12)

According to the Nevada Hospital Association, in Washoe County as of June 11, 2020:

  • 76 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied (+1% since June 10)
  • 45 percent of the all Intensive Care Unit beds are occupied (+5%)
  • 18 percent of all ventilators are in use (+2%)

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

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6 new cases in Douglas County, Carson City

Carson City Health and Human Services is reporting six new positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of reported cases in the Carson-Douglas-Lyon-Storey County area to 252, with seven deaths. 

The new cases are:

  • A Carson City boy under the age of 18 with no connection to a previous case.
  • A Carson City man in his 50s with no connection to a previous case.
  • A Carson City woman in her 50 with no connection to a previous case.
  • A Douglas County man in his 80s with a connection to a previous case.
  • A Douglas County woman in her 50s with a connection to a previous case.
  • A Douglas County woman in her 50s; unknown if she has connection to previous case.

The four-county area has 61 active cases, and 184 recoveries. Eight people are currently hospitalized.

Athletic fields for youth sports reopening starting today, with restrictions

Athletic fields are reopening starting Saturday for youth sports, although spectators are still prohibited. The fields are available for contactless outdoor practices only.

The guidance outlines the mandatory procedures that must be followed and the recommended best practices including specific guidance for baseball, softball and soccer.

Read more on what the leagues are planning, and on safety precautions being put in place.

Nevada cases on Saturday: 10,946 cases, 463 deaths 

The number of COVID-19 cases statewide on Saturday morning stood at 10,946, with 463 deaths.

After 235,500 tests performed, the net positivity rate was 5.3% on Friday, the latest data available on the state dashboard. That is the lowest net positivity rate recorded to date. The WHO recommends a net positivity rate of 10% or less for safe reopening of businesses.

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