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Virus update: Washoe deaths double in 2 days; El Dorado now has 30 positive cases

Washoe County has had a tough week with the coronavirus while other Lake Tahoe communities are seeing positive cases slowly rise.

Washoe health officials reported two more deaths Thursday bringing the Nevada northstate total to 10. The amount of deaths have doubled in two days.

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s, both with underlying health conditions, were the residents who succumbed to the virus.

El Dorado County reported one more positive case located in the El Dorado Hills area which has 11 out of the 30 total cases. The Lake Tahoe region has nine cases and the number has not changed in a couple of days.

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The Placerville area has five cases.

No deaths have been reported.

Douglas County stayed on nine total cases, five of which are active, but four more cases were reported by the Quad-County Emergency Operations Center, two in Carson City and two in Lyon County.

A woman in her 20s and a man in his 30s contracted the virus in Lyon county and a woman in her 40s and a man in his 70s had positive results Thursday.

The Carson City Health and Human Services tracks virus cases in the quad-county area — Douglas, Story, Lyon and Carson City.

This brings the total number of cases to 31, with 10 recoveries, 21 cases remain active.

The cases are self-isolating in their homes and are in stable condition, said CCHHS.

In Nevada, there are 2,571 positive cases and there have been 86 deaths that the virus has contributed to.

Placer County on Tahoe’s North and West shores has 120 total cases and has suffered four deaths.

County health officials say the virus is in all of its lake communities.

In California, there are 20,212 positive cases, including 1,149 more on Thursday. There have been 547 deaths, 40 more than the day before.


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