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Washoe County flagged on state watchlist for eighth consecutive week

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Washoe County was flagged by the Nevada COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force for the eighth consecutive week for increased risk of transmission, longer than any county in the state. Washoe reported 1,372 cases per 100,000 over the last 30 days and a 14 day test positivity rate of 16.2 percent. 

Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services Julia Peak said the state was working with Quest, a third party laboratory company, to expand testing efforts. Recently, the Washoe County Health District began limiting testing to those with COVID-19 symptoms.