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Riverside County reports 662 new cases, 17 deaths; Hospitalizations surpass 400

Riverside County reported 662 new coronavirus cases since Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 17,296

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Over 230,892 patients have been tested and 7,854 patients have recovered from the virus.

Riverside University Public Health System projections show that by July 7, there will be 18,811 cases. The current doubling rate is 26.7 days, down from 28.7 a week ago.

There were 17 additional death reported since Monday, increasing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 457.

According to the county's epidemiology report, the majority of deaths in Riverside County have been in the 65-84 age group.

Hospitalizations increased by 38, yesterday it increased by more than 40 patients. ICU patients increased by three additional patients. There are a total of 403 patients in the hospital, which includes 109 patients in the ICU.

96% of ICU beds in Riverside County are being used and hospitals are initiating surge capacity expansion plans.

Data from 06/29/20

The number of hospitalizations includes 13 patients from correctional facilities and 5 from Imperial Countycounty data from June 29 shows.

According to California tracking, which takes into account confirmed positive and suspected cases, there are 507 patients hospitalized, an increase of 122 patients, or 51.3%, compared to two weeks ago.

There are 124 suspect & positive patients in the ICU, with 21% of ICU beds available.

County data monitoring (Courtesy of COVID19.CA.GOV)

Indio has the most cases in the Coachella Valley with 1,303. Palm Desert has the most deaths in the Coachella Valley with 29, but the city hasn't reported a new death in a number of days.

The city of Riverside has 2,381 cases, the most in the entire county. The city also has the most deaths with 121.

Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 6/29/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 43
Deaths: 1
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 16
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 618
Deaths: 4
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 1,094
Deaths: 11
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 14
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 270
Deaths: 2
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 17
Deaths: 1
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 50
Deaths: 0
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 21
Deaths: 0
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 1,303
Deaths: 25
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 271
Deaths: 10
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 173
Deaths: 5
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 62
Deaths: 1
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 107
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 387
Deaths: 29
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 300
Deaths: 16
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 103
Deaths: 9
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 9
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 75
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 46
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 248- cases in the County's jails, with 2 deaths, and 207 recoveries.· State Jails
There are 1,054 cases in the state's jails

Click here for cases by zip code

Riverside County closes bars

Riverside County issued an order Monday afternoon closing bars that don't serve food starting at 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

"Since mid-June, there has been a growing health crisis with rising coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and ICU bed usage throughout our nation, the State of California and here in Riverside County," said Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. "A local Riverside County order on bar closures has unfortunately become necessary to slow the spread of this virus. I want to remind everyone that facial coverings are a requirement, and encourage continuously keeping physical distance and washing our hands."

Full Details: Riverside County bars ordered to close on June 30

Congressman Ruiz says County hasn't done enough to prevent cases

"They don't have enough isolation rooms, they don't have safety criteria for contact tracers. Opening the wrong way will lead to more surges, more people losing their lives, and when the hospitals get overloaded, they're gonne be left with nothing but having to close businesses over and over again in order to save lives," Ruiz said.

Full Interview: Rep Ruiz: Riverside County needs to do more to prevent coronavirus cases

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

You can call the Centers for Disease Control with any questions at 211 and 800–CDC –INFO (800 – 232 – 4636).

If you want to be seen at Eisenhower Health, call their 24-hour coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988. Avoid the spread of this illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

How to get tested

On Monday, Riverside County passes 100,000 tests given.

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.

There are testing site all over the valley now.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

Riverside County operates testing sites in Indio, Blythe, Perris, Riverside, and Lake Elsinore.

If you want to get tested at one of the other five Riverside County testing sites, you will need to call 800-945-6171 to set up an appointment. Officials said the turnaround time for test results is typically 3-4 days.

A walk-up testing site opened on Monday at the Cathedral City library. The site will be open from Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Call for an appointment by calling (800) 945-6171.

There is a testing site open in Coachella, on 85365 Dillon Road. The Coachella site will be open Fridays and Saturdays. Call (833) 624-1097 to set-up a testing appointment.

The state also opened eight testing sites across Riverside County that could test 1,000 people every day.

The following locations will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only:

  • Moses Schaffer Community Center
    21565 Steele Peak
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Mead Valley Senior Center
    21091 Rider St., Suite 102
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Jurupa Valley Fleet Center 
    5293 Mission Boulevard
    Riverside, CA 92509
  • Nellie Weaver Hall
    3737 Crestview
    Norco, CA 92860

The following locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Lozano Community Center
    12-800 West Arroyo
    Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
  • Noble Creek Community Center
    390 W. Oak Valley Parkway
    Beaumont, CA 92223
  • Valle Vista Community Center
    43935 E. Acacia Ave.
    Hemet, CA 92544
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