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Officials from the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Working Group convened an emergency meeting with Washoe County officials to discuss the county’s plan to manage the increasing number of COVID-19 cases.

“My intention is to reach a place where we have a well-considered mitigation plan in all jurisdictions, and provide all support in the right place. If obstacles are found, we will solve them and we have a very good Action plan.” State COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage said Monday.

Cage said officials from Reno City, Sparks, Wausau County, Wausau County Health District, Wausau County School District and other places were all required to attend the meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1 pm on Thursday. The meeting came after Washoe County was marked as a sign of increased risk of COVID-19 transmission for the fifth consecutive week.

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Washoe County has reported 592 new cases per 100,000 people in the past 30 days, nearly 400 cases above the threshold set by state standards. The county also reported a 14-day positive rate of 9%, 1% higher than the state’s 8% threshold.

The number of activity cases on Sunday in Washoe County hit a record high, with 1,872 activity cases. Last Friday, the county reported 350 new cases, almost twice the increase in the number of cases the previous day.

Since the start of tracking, the county has reported 12,482 cases and 193 deaths related to COVID-19.

Taylor Avery is a student at the Reynolds School of Journalism and a fall 2020 intern reporter for the Reno Gazette Journal. You can support her work by donating to the Dean’s Advisory Committee Fund of the School of Journalism.

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