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Washoe death toll rises to 98
Washoe County is reporting two more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, both involving elderly victims with underlying conditions.
One of the deaths involved a man who was in his 90s. The other was a woman who was in her 80s. The latest deaths bring Washoe County’s total death count from the novel coronavirus to 98.
The majority of COVID-19 cases involve younger people, according to the county. People ages 20-29 account for 844 or nearly a quarter of all total verified cases in the county. Of those, 260 are active cases.
Here are the rest of the COVID-19-related statistics that were shared by the county:
- The county saw 27 more new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of verified cases to 3,716. Active cases, meanwhile, fell by 37 people to 1,106.
- The number of hospitalized patients went down by four people to 82. Three more people were discharged from the hospital, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 289.
- An additional 62 people recovered from the disease, bringing up the number of recoveries from COVID-19 to 2,512.
- The occupancy rate for staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds rose to 80%, an increase of about 2% from the previous day. About 56% of ICU beds in the county are occupied, up by 9% from July 13. Sixteen percent of ventilators are also in use.
As of July 14, Washoe County has performed 64,893 tests for COVID-19, including 893 more compared to the previous day.
A record 1,021 new cases reported in Southern Nevada
LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevada health officials reported 1,021 new COVID-19 cases in Clark County on Monday – the most ever recorded in a single day.
The number of known cases in Clark County – home of the Las Vegas Strip – totals 24,824, according to the Nevada Health Alliance dashboard.
The seven-day positivity rate in Clark County was 19.7% on July 12, the last day for which data was available. The WHO recommends a net positivity rate of 5% in order to safely reopen businesses.
The Southern Nevada Health District is also reporting 15 additional deaths. A total of 498 people have died from the contagious respiratory illness in Clark County.
The number of Nevadans who have tested positive for COVID-19 increased to 29,619 on Monday. The death toll stands at 612 statewide.
Health officials report 7 new cases, 2 recoveries in Quad-County
The Carson Health and Human Services reported seven new COVID-19 positive cases and two additional recoveries in the Quad-County region Monday.
In total, there have been 460 cases, 317 recoveries and eight deaths. Of the total number of cases, 135 cases remained active.
The latest cases involve two women, one her 50s and the other in her 70s, and one man in his 40s, all from Carson City.
The man and the woman in her 50s both had connections to a previously reported case. Meanwhile, the woman in her 60s recently traveled to Texas, health officials said.
The other positive cases involve two women from Lyon County, on in her 70s and the other in her 60s. Both women had connections to a previously reported case.
Two Douglas County men, on in his 40s and the other in his 60s, also tested positive. Neither had a connection to a previous case.
Health officials are working to identify close-risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease.
Washoe reports three more deaths
The Washoe County Health District reported three more deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 96.
The three deaths were all women with underlying health conditions and include someone in their 70s, 80s and over 100.
The health district is also reporting 54 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, which brings the total to 3,689.
Washoe has 86 people currently hospitalized and 286 have been discharged.
In total, 64,026 people have been tested for the coronavirus in Washoe County.