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May 17, 2020 update regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Post Date:05/17/2020 1:48 PM

Additional COVID-19-related death reported

The Regional Information Center is reporting an additional COVID-19-related death in Washoe County: A female in her 90s with underlying health conditions. There are 47 COVID-19-related deaths in Washoe County.

In addition, there were 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County with 37 recoveries; the 54 additional cases are the most in one day in Washoe County.

The Washoe County Health District notes the increase is attributed to an outbreak in a residential state-licensed facility Arbors Memory Care, which accounts for nearly half of the new cases. Exact case count information can be found on the State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services state licensed facility dashboard, which will be updated on Monday. 

In addition, people socializing outside of their homes with others is a reason for the increase. It is expected there will be an increase in cases identified as a result of more Nevadans seeking testing as directed by Governor Sisolak.

  • Total COVID-19 cases in Washoe County: 1,256 (+54 from 5/16)
  • Deaths: 47 (+1)
  • Recoveries: 657 (+37)
  • Active cases: 552 (+16)
  • Currently hospitalized: 55 (-6)
  • Cases who have discharged from hospital: 106 (+5)

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County

Total number of COVID-19 tests performed in Washoe County: 15,728 (+366 from 5/15)

The COVID-19 tests may include non-Washoe County residents who were tested in Washoe County. The numbers are provided by the State of Nevada and include testing done in Washoe County via the drive-thru site at the Livestock Events Center and at area hospitals.

To conduct a risk assessment, fill out this online form (Spanish version here). You can also call 775-328-2427.

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 – 17 DE MAYO

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