This is a breaking news story and will be updated throughout the day Tuesday, Sept. 22. 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.
Washoe County reports 54 new cases, 98 recoveries
Tuesday, 3:48 p.m.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Washoe County increased by 54 cases Tuesday , bringing the total to 8,798. Also, 684 new tests were also reported Tuesday .
There are zero new deaths and zero additional hospitalizations.
An additional 98 people have recovered, with one who has been discharged from the hospital.
According to the Nevada Hospital Association, the number of ventilators in use has decreased by 1%, and the number of occupied ICU beds has increased by 1%.
Nevada reports 15 more deaths, 262 new cases
Tuesday, 12:25 p.m.
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported 15 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, the largest one day increase since 19 deaths were reported on Sept. 4.
The department reported 262 new cases and 3,941 tests, a rise of 589 tests from 3,352 Monday. The state has tested a total of 991,960 people.
Hospitalizations of patients confirmed to have COVID-19 increased by five, raising the total to 360. The number of suspected hospitalizations of COVID-19 cases has dropped by 13 down to 81 patients.
Ten more Intensive Care Unit patients were reported, up to 140. The daily positivity rate has increased to 6.7%.
Nevada’s cumulative positivity rate has remained steady at 10% since Sept. 15. At 10%, this week has seen the state’s lowest cumulative positive rate since a two-day stretch back on July 25 and 26.
Washoe County reports 66 COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
The Regional Information Center reported 66 new cases and no new deaths in Washoe County on Monday.
There are 1,221 active cases in the county, down 127 since yesterday. The county also reported 883 new tests, bringing the total of tests administered to 130,735.
Currently there are 52 hospitalizations, up 1 since yesterday. In the county, 61 percent of all staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds were occupied, down 7 percent. The number of occupied intensive care unit beds was down by 5 percent, for a total of 38 percent.
Spike in Quad Counties cases linked to one household, official says
The spike in cases seen in the Quad Counties last week is linked to a household case that had previously been reported to be COVID-19 positive, said Jessica Rapp, a spokeswoman for Carson City Health and Human Services.
“Our disease investigation team and our epidemiologists are working to determine the source of the exposures for the cases and if there is an association to anything,” Rapp said in an email.
The Quad counties — including Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and Storey County — reported the highest one day spike in cases on Sept. 15 with 31 cases.
According to data released on Sunday, the counties collectively reported 122 active cases and a total of 1,240 cases since tracking began. There have been 16 total deaths across the four counties.
Nevada reports 232 cases, no new deaths
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reporting no new deaths and 232 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s the lowest number of new cases reported in one day since Sept. 15.
The state also reported 3,352 new tests on Monday. Over 8,000 tests were reported on each of the previous three days.
There were 22 new hospitalizations of patients confirmed to have COVID-19, bringing the total to 355. Three less patients were reported in the Intensive Care Unit, down to 130. Eighty-one patients either confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 are currently on ventilators, down by three since data reported yesterday.
The daily positivity rate is down slightly, at 6.1 percent. Nevada’s cumulative positivity rate continues to hover at 10 percent.