Coronavirus case count rises in Incline Village, South Tahoe
Incline Village has four new residents that have contracted the coronavirus and Washoe County on Saturday set a record for the third straight day with active cases.
El Dorado County confirmed five new cases Friday, four in the Lake Tahoe region, which has had 12 residents catch the virus since last Monday, June 15.
While the case count continues to rise, there are no patients in the hospital and the county has reported no virus-related deaths.
That’s not the case in Washoe where there have been 2,179 cases, including 42 new cases Saturday. There are 698 residents still fighting the virus, 73 are hospitalized and overall there have been 73 virus-related deaths.
Officials are concerned because they say the new cases are a sign of increased community transmission.
Incline on Tahoe’s North Shore had remained fairly flat with new cases, but now has seven active cases out of 27 overall according to county health officials.
Washoe officials have administered 44,483 tests and 946 since Thursday.
With the 12 new cases in the last week, the South Lake Tahoe region is up to 66 total cases, over half the county’s total of 130. The first case was announced on March 20.
There were no recoveries reported leaving the active cases at 30.
The county administered an additional 181 tests on Friday and have completed 8,850 tests overall.
Free COVID-19 appointment-only testing is taking place at Lake Tahoe Community College Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m.
Those wishing to be tested can register for an appointment at lhi.care/covidtesting. People without internet access can call 888-634-1123. Test results are expected to take 48-72 hours. All test results will be entered into the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange site.
Saturday was a day of recovery in the quad-county region — Carson City, Douglas, Lyon and Story counties — with 11 residents beating the virus and just one confirmed new case.
Douglas County, which encompasses Stateline and Zephyr Cove, has 11 active cases out of 49 total. Zephyr Cove and Stateline have had two cases each and that number has not changed in several days.
Overall, the region has had 275 cases, 209 recoveries and seven virus-related deaths, none reported in Douglas.
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 hotline Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is 775-283-4789.
Communities in east Placer County, the North shore of Tahoe, including Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City and Kings Beach, have been impacted by the virus.
Kings Beach has had 24 cases and Carnelian Bay and Tahoe City each has had six cases.
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