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3 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Washoe County, total recoveries surpass 3,000
Total deaths from COVID-19 in Washoe County reached 105 with the addition of three more deaths, the Regional Information Center reported on Tuesday.
Two of the cases involve a man in his 60s as well as a woman in her 80s who were suffering from underlying health conditions. The third victim, a man in his 70s, is still the subject of an investigation to determine whether he suffered from underlying health conditions as well.
Washoe County considers death to be COVID-19-related if a doctor deems the virus as the main cause of death, an underlying cause of death or a contributing cause of death.
The number of individuals who recovered from COVID-19 also surpassed 3,000 in Washoe. Here are the rest of the latest statistics:
- Total confirmed cases: 4,242, up by 69 as of July 20
- Active cases: 1,078, down by 18
- Recovered individuals: 3,059, up by 84 individuals
- Currently hospitalized: 65, up by one individual
- Discharged from hospital: 320, unchanged from the previous day
- Total number of tests performed: 72,638, up by 1,271 as of July 21
- Share of staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds that are occupied: 60%, down by 12 percentage points
- Occupied ICU beds: 49%, down by 12 percentage points
- Ventilator capacity in use: 16%, up by 2 percentage points
Nevada reports highest daily total with 28 deaths from COVID-19; testing surpasses 500,000
Nevada’s daily death toll from COVID-19 just reached its highest number with 28 new deaths, the state reported on Tuesday.
The new numbers bring the total COVID-19 death count for the state to 676 as of July 20. The previous daily record was 14 deaths on May 6. The state noted that not all of those deaths occurred in one day.
The number of total tests conducted just surpassed the half-million mark as 4,725 more tests brought Nevada’s total to 503,464. The total number of people tested is also at 396,079, up by 3,091 from the previous day.
The daily testing positivity rate, which shows the number of positive cases out of all tests performed, rose to 26.4%. The seven-day moving average for the state’s positivity rate also reached a record high yet again at 22%. The World Health Organization recommends a positivity rate of 5% or lower for testing for at least 14 days prior to reopening.
Here are the rest of Nevada’s latest statistics for COVID-19:
- Number of hospitalizations for confirmed cases: 859, up by 10 people.
- Hospitalizations from suspected cases: 236, down by one person.
- ICU hospitalizations: Increased to 301, down by three people.
- Testing rate: 11.7 per 1,000 people per week.
Washoe reports 208 recoveries, no deaths from COVID-19
Washoe reported a large number of recoveries on Monday as the county tidied up the data for its COVID-19 reporting.
The county reported 208 recoveries as well as no deaths as of July 19.
“The jump in recoveries is attributed to data cleanup efforts tied to positive cases that were investigated by other jurisdictions, such as the State of Nevada and our tribal partners,” the county said in a statement.
Active cases also saw a dip after setting a record high during the previous day. The total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Washoe County is now at 2,975. New cases for COVID-19, meanwhile, rose to 4,173 overall, an increase of 65 more confirmed infections. Total deaths held steady at 102.
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Here are the rest of the latest COVID-19 statistics for Washoe:
- Active cases: 1,096, down by 143
- Currently hospitalized: 64, down by six people
- Discharged from hospital: 320, up by eight people
- Total number of tests performed: 71,367, up by 804 tests
- Share of staffed short-term, acute-care hospital beds that are occupied: 72%, down by 3 percentage points
- Occupied ICU beds: 61%, up by 6 percentage points
- Ventilator capacity in use: Flat at 14 percent
Note: The Washoe County Health District considers a death COVID-19-related if a doctor deems the virus as the main cause of death, an underlying cause of death or a contributing cause of death.
Nevada reports 1 more COVID-19 death, 7-day positivity rate hits all-time high again
Nevada has one more death from COVID-19, the state reported on Monday. The latest COVID-19 death brings the total for the state to 648 as of July 19.
Nevada also saw an increase in hospitalizations while hitting yet another all-time high for the seven-day average of its positivity rate for COVID-19 testing.
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The positivity rate, which represents the number of positive cases out of all tests performed in a particular period, reached 20.6 percent, beating the previous high of 20.4% from July 18. The daily positivity rate stood at 16% while the cumulative rate was at 9.3%. The World Health Organization recommends a testing positivity rate of 5% or lower for at least 14 days prior to reopening.
Nevada also reported 948 more confirmed cases for COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 36,713. It is the first time that Nevada reported daily confirmed cases below 1,000 since July 14.
Here are the rest of the numbers for Nevada:
- Number of hospitalizations: Confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations jumped by five people to 849. Hospitalizations from suspected cases: Increased by 36 people to 237.
- ICU hospitalizations: Increased to 304, up by 17 people.
- Total number of tests: 498,739, up by 8,095.
- Total people tested: 392,988, up by 5,914.
- Testing rate: 12.9 per 1,000 people per week.
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