COVID-19 risk meter didn’t rise to severe, but the reason why is grim

The Truckee Meadows COVID Risk Meter did not increase to “severe” as predicted last week. But the reason is a bit grim. Due to deaths, hospital beds opened up…keeping the area in the “very high” range on the risk scale. In the last seven days, Washoe County saw 51 COVID-19 deaths. Seven of those deaths were reported Tuesday. Since the pandemic started, Washoe County saw has seen 378 overall deaths from the virus.