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Active Washoe cases down; 21 recoveries in county
Washoe County health officials reported that the county’s active COVID-19 case count went down on Sunday.
The county’s The Regional Information Team reported 21 recoveries from the virus. An additional 13 positive cases were also reported.
Overall, the county’s active case count went from 520 to 512. The number of hospitalizations also decreased slightly.
Currently, there have been 804 total reported COVID-19 cases in Washoe County.
Washoe County death toll reaches 27
Two more people died on Saturday from the coronavirus—bring the death toll to 27, according to Washoe County health officials.
The cases involved two men, one in his 80s and the other in his 50s. Both men had underlying health conditions.
In total, there are 520 actives with 244 recoveries and 43 hospitalizations in Washoe County. A total of 53 people have been released from the hospital.
Nevada death toll reaches 206
The state death toll has reached 206, as of Saturday, according to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.
In total, 37,208 people have been tested, and of that total, 4,539 have tested positive.
It’s been 50 days since Nevada’s first COVID-19 case. Here’s where the numbers stand now
7 new cases reported in the Quad-County region
Seven new positive cases sand one additional recovery of COVID-19 was reported in the Quad-County region, according to the Quad-County Emergency Operations Center.
The news cases bring the total number of cases to 82, with 28 recoveries and one death. Of those total cases, 53 cases remained active.
The new cases include:
- A Douglas County man in his 30s
- A Lyon County man in his 60s
- A Lyon County woman in her 70s
- A Lyon County woman under 18
- A Carson City man in his 50s
- A Carson City man in his 70s
- And a Carson City woman in her 20s
Health officials are working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.
Two Quad0County residents are hospitalized. As of Thursday, about 1,228 tests were performed.
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Here’s a look at how many cases there are in each county:
- 37 total cases
- 23 active cases
- 13 recovered cases
- 1 death
- 19 total cases
- 9 active cases
- 10 recovered cases
- 26 total cases
- 21 active cases
- 5 recovered cases
Saturday coronavirus updates: New cases reported in Quad-County region
Hundreds protest state shutdown in Reno
An estimated 250 people gathered in Reno on Saturday to protest against Gov. Steve Sisolak’s efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The latest protest, “Reopen Nevada” rally, was similar to a protest last week at the state Capitol in Carson City. Hundreds defied the statewide executive orders encouraging social distancing.
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Monica Jaye—a conservative, Reno-based radio talk show host—spoke at Saturday’s rally at Rancho San Rafael Park. She told listeners that the state had willfully inflated the death toll to push a leftist political agenda.
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Earlier in the week, Washoe County Health Officer Kevin Dick encouraged participants to practice social distancing while attending the rally. Few listened to Dick’s plea and at least a dozen people wore face masks and regularly used Costco-sized hand sanitizer pumps that were scattered around the park.
Read the full story here: Hundreds rally in Reno to protest statewide business shutdown during coronavirus outbreak
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