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May 15, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Post Date:05/15/2020 11:19 AM

Additional COVID-19-releated death reported

The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 60s with underlying health conditions. There are 46 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.
In addition, there were 36 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County with seven recoveries.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,190 (+36 from 5/14)
  • Deaths: 46 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 582 (+7)
  • Active cases: 562 (+28)
  • Currently hospitalized: 55 (+4)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 103 (+0)

More Regional Information Center updates for May 15, 2020

En Español

El Centro de Información Regional de COVID-19 está trabajando para entregar actualizaciones a la comunidad sobre COVID-19 de manera unificada. ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL CENTRO DE INFORMACIÓN – 15 DE MAYO

Governor Sisolak to provide update on Phase 1

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will hold a press conference to provide an update on Phase 1 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Plan. The press conference will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, May 15 and will be streamed online.

Last week, Gov. Sisolak announced that the State was ready to enter Phase 1 of the plan. He also outlined what was expected of Nevadans when they venture out as well as the statewide safety standards that businesses would need to follow in order to resume operations on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Nevada COVID-19 Task Force Continues Acquisition of PPE

Since their initial announcement of acquisition of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Nevada, the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, formed by Governor Sisolak, has secured millions of additional items. New deliveries since the last update include:

  • 1 million surgical masks (Wynn)
  • 60,000 KN-95 masks (Caesars)

The Task Force also continues to receive hand sanitizer from Seven Troughs Distillery in Sparks. The distillery has shifted its production during the pandemic to assist with one of the State’s needs. To date, Seven Troughs has provided 410 cases of sanitizer through donations from NV Energy.

For those interested in donating or wishing to receive updates from the Task Force, visit

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