For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
Reno, Nev. March 15, 2020. The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) received five new positive test results for COVID-19. The total number of cases in Washoe County is nine. The five new cases are:
- A woman in her 40s who traveled to Southern California.
- A woman in her 30s who traveled to the Bay Area in California.
- A man in his 20s who is a close contact to a previously-identified case in Washoe County.
- A man in his 30s who is a close contact to a previously-identified case in Washoe County.
- A woman in her 30s, who is a close contact to a previously-identified case in Washoe County.
All cases are in stable condition and are self isolating at their homes.
The Health District is investigating and working to identify close risk contacts to prevent community spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the case will be released.
Also, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer confirming tests. All cases that were presumptive positive in Washoe County are now officially confirmed. There are nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washoe County.
More information on COVID-19 can be found at www.washoecounty.us/covid19. Residents concerned they might have COVID-19 can contact their healthcare provider or telemedicine provider, or call the Health District at 775-328-2427 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or 3-1-1 after hours.
Media: There are no media briefings scheduled. The video of Saturday’s press briefing can be found here.
The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.