People march to the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City during a rally to reopen Nevada’s economy. Reno Gazette Journal
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State reports five new deaths; Lyon county reports new case
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Nevada jumped to 262 on Sunday evening, an increase of five over the weekend.
Nevada state officials reported also 115 new positive coronavirus cases on Sunday.
The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center —which includes Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties as well as Carson City — reported one new positive case and four additional recoveries as of late Sunday.
This brings the total number of cases to 103, with 57 recoveries and one death; 45 cases remain active.
The new case is a female Lyon County resident in her 30s.
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the case will be released.
Washoe reports 28 new cases, 19 recoveries, no deaths
The Regional Information Center reported Sunday 28 additional positive cases in Washoe County and 19 additional COVID-19 recoveries.
The total number of positive cases in Washoe County is 977, county officials reported Sunday afternoon. There have been no additional deaths, which remain at 33 as of Sunday.
Countywide, 382 people have recovered from the virus.
There are still 562 active cases of novel coronavirus in Washoe County, and 51 people are currently hospitalized due to the virus. Two more people had been released as of Sunday, amounting to 71 cases that have been discharged.
Sixty percent of short-term, acute-care hospital beds are occupied countywide, up 3 percent since April 30.
More than half of the Intensive Care Unit beds in hospitals countywide are also occupied, up 2 percent since the same time.
Ventilator use, however, is down by 4 percent with 17 percent of ventilators are in use.
In all 9,885 COVID-19 tests have been performed in Washoe County, down slightly because county officials are not counting patients who tested but were later determined to live outside Washoe County.
State reports 112 new positive cases on Sunday
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in Nevada remains at 257, according to numbers reported by the state Sunday morning.
The number of people in Nevada who have tested positive is at 5,423, up from 5,311 reported Saturday. More than 45,000 people have been tested as of Sunday, up from more than 44,000 on Saturday.
The true number of infections is thought to be higher due to an inadequate supply of testing materials.
New cases reported in Lyon, Douglas counties, Carson City
The Quad-County Emergency Operations Center —which includes Lyon, Storey and Douglas counties as well as Carson City — reported six new positive cases and three more recoveries in a press release late Sunday.
This brings the total cases in the region to 102. There have been 53 recoveries, and 48 cases remain active. One person has died in the region.
The new cases include:
- A Lyon County man in his 20s
- A Douglas County woman in her 50s
- A Carson City woman in her 20s
- A Lyon County woman in her 80s
- A Lyon County man in his 50s
- A Lyon County woman in her 20s
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease, according to a press release.
Protesters march to Nevada Governor’s Mansion
A crowd of people gathered in Carson City Saturday to protest business closures amid the coronavirus pandemic, ending with a march to the Nevada Governor’s Mansion.
Law enforcement including SWAT from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and the sheriff himself responded to the protest at the Governor’s Mansion where Gov. Steve Sisolak was inside. The crowd dispersed a few hours after the protest began.
On Wednesday, Sisolak extended Nevada’s stay-at-home order through mid-May, but eased strict coronavirus-prevention measures for some businesses.
Washoe County adds dozens of new COVID-19 infections
Washoe County on Saturday reported 28 new COVID-19 virus infections.
The figure comes one day after a 48-case spike largely traced back to Easter gatherings in the area, which people had been advised to avoid due to the ease at which the virus spreads person-to-person.
There are now 553 active cases in the county and 48 people hospitalized, including five new hospitalizations reported Saturday.
The COVID-19 death toll in the county is 33.
So far, there have been 949 reported cases and 363 people have recovered, although the true number of infections is thought to be higher due to an inadequate supply of testing materials.
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