For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Oxarart
775.328.2414 or 775.276.1021
Reno, Nev. March 18, 2020. The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), bringing the total number of cases in Washoe County to 14.
The two new cases are:
- A man in his 30s with recent travel Europe
- A man in his 30s with recent travel to Washington
Both cases are self isolating and are in stable condition. 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.
WCHD is monitoring all confirmed cases in Washoe County and all cases remain in stable condition and are self isolating.
Media: There are no media briefings scheduled.
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.