Coronavirus Nevada live updates: Two more die in Washoe County, death toll at 18


Hundreds participate in the Love Sculpture Car Parade to thank health care workers at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno on April 17, 2020. Reno Gazette Journal

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Washoe County death toll rises to 18

12:17 p.m.

Two more people in Washoe County have died of COVID-19 and 31 more people tested positive for coronavirus, according to new numbers released by the Washoe County Health District.

Both of those who died, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 60s, had underlying health conditions.

The new numbers on Sunday bring the totals in Washoe County to 18 COVID-19 related deaths and 637 known people who have tested positive.

So far, 151 people have recovered and 44 are currently hospitalized.

Coronavirus cases rise to 3,728

Update, 5 p.m.

The known number of Nevadans with COVID-19 has increased to 3,728 on Sunday, according to new numbers released by the Nevada Health Response.

This is a 102 case increase over the 3,626-case high reported on Saturday.

The number of deaths remains at 157.

As of Sunday, 31,598 people have been tested statewide.

Nevada death toll from COVID-19 rises to 155 


The death toll from coronavirus rose again Saturday; 155 Nevadans have now lost their lives to the respiratory disease.

The number of positive cases listed on the state health department’s dashboard is 3,626. The number is likely higher due to the lack of widespread testing. So far, 30,751 people have been tested.

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18 new cases reported in Washoe County

Health officials are reporting 18 new positive cases — bringing the total to 606 cases in the county, according to the Regional Information Center.

Fifteen people have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 134.

In total, there are 465 active cases and 16 deaths.


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Nevadans protest Sisolak’s state shutdown

A crowd of people gathered Saturday at the state capitol in Carson City to protest Gov. Steve Sisolak’s statewide shutdown.

The protest was organized by Operation Nevada, an event to promote the reopening of all businesses in Nevada.

Capitol Police estimated between 150 to 200 participants protested along Carson Street in front of the Capitol and more in a parade of honking cars.

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