| Reno Gazette Journal
Washoe County Health District Kevin Dick said he will base closing schoold on what is occurring and not a trigger point of COVID-19 cases
Corbett Elementary in Reno is the Washoe County School District’s 11th elementary school to report at least one positive case of COVID-19.
The school reported the case Saturday night after being informed by the Washoe County Health District that the person tested positive.
The district and the health department won’t say whether cases involve students or staff. The school district also wouldn’t say if the positive Corbett case means staff or students will be excluded from school.
According to data records being compiled by the Reno Gazette Journal, there are 29 positive cases of COVID-19 at schools in Washoe County including at two unknown charter schools and one at Bishop Manogue High School.
The Washoe County School District has reported 25 positive COVID-19 cases at 23 schools.
Of the 29 cases the RGJ has tallied, most are at elementary schools. Seven middle and five high schools have reported cases.
Confirmed cases at Washoe County schools
Each has one reported case except where noted
- Corbett Elementary
- Hunter Lake Elementary (2 reported cases)
- Grace Warner Elementary
- Rollan Melton Elementary
- Stead Elementary School
- Double Diamond Elementary
- Nic Poulakidas Elementary
- Lemelson STEM Academy (2 reported cases)
- Diedrichsen Elementary School
- Hunsberger Elementary School
- Drake Elementary School
- Vaughn Middle School
- O’Brien STEM Academy
- Mendive Middle School
- Sparks Middle School
- Shaw Middle School
- Herz Middle School
- Spanish Springs High School
- Hug High School
- Wooster High School
- Reed High School (2 reported cases)
- McQueen High School
- Bishop Manogue
- *2 unknown charter schools in Washoe County with 3 total cases
Washoe: 94 cases, 3 deaths for Sunday
The Washoe Health District confirmed 94 new cases of COVID-19 in the county on Sunday, with a cultivate total of 7,675 cases.
Three deaths were reported, updating the death count in Washoe to 146.
One man, in his 50s, had underlying health condition. Another male, 60s, had no underlying health conditions. And a female, 80s, had underlying health conditions.
Currently, there are 1,140 active coronavirus cases in the county.
Additionally, the latest numbers show 60 recoveries. Since tracking of the outbreak began, there have been 6,389 recoveries.
There are 90 people hospitalized, down two from Saturday’s report.
Nevada: 508 new cases
The State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services reported 508 new COVID-19 cases on its dashboard Sunday. The total number of the cases across the state increased to 71,610.
Numbers reported by the state reflect figures through Saturday.
Additionally, the department’s report showed one person had a corona-virus related death. Nevada’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 1,389.
There are currently 490 people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 cases. The number is down 24 from the previous day.
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