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Riverside County reports 330 new cases, 4 deaths; Hospitalizations continue to rise

Case Changes Today

Riverside County reported 330 new cases since Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases to 65,386.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County moves back to the purple tier of reopening, closing several indoor businesses and services once again

Riverside County was moved back to the most restrictive tier of reopening on Tuesday after the county continued to fail to meet certain thresholds. As a result, certain businesses and have 72 hours to shut down indoor services. The county will remain in the purple tier for at least three weeks.

Last week, Riverside County was granted a one-week adjudication process to improve the metrics, but the case rate per day per 100K metric actually went up in that week. The adjusted case rate only dropped by .1, while the county's positivity rate and HPI metrics remained at "red" tier levels.

Riverside County metrics (10/20/20)
Riverside County metrics (10/13/20)

In order for Riverside County to move ahead with reopening again, the adjusted case rate will need to be between 4 to 7 per day per 100K. The positivity rate will need to remain between 5% and 8% and the health equity metric needs to remain between 5.3% and 8%.

“Although we submitted a timely request for adjudication and the state appreciates the efforts made by the state on testing and education,” Dr. Kaiser said to the Board of Supervisors. “Our COVID-19 case rates remain elevated, even without the testing penalty, and the state believes that additional time and adjudication will not rectify this.”

Restaurants, retail, museums, zoos, places of worship, movie theater, gyms & fitness will have to close indoor operations again.

All personal care services (Nail & hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors) were moved into the purple tier will be able to continue inside operations, a county spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

"The return to the purple tier will adversely impact small businesses like restaurants and gyms which were able to provide indoor services in the red tier after having business operations restricted for several months throughout the course of the pandemic," County officials said in a news release. "The state also announced today that all personal care services were moved into the purple reopening tier and may continue inside operations."

Testing

778,245 tests have been conducted so far, this increased by 6,218 over the past 24 hours.

How to get tested

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

You are now able to get a free test at many Rite-Aids in the area. Click here for a full list of stores and to schedule your appointment.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

Find County Testing Sites

Deaths and Recoveries

The county reported 4 additional COVID-19 death since Wednesday, the total number of deaths is 1,279.

The city of Indio reported one of today's death. This is the city's 77 COVID-19 death.

Riverside County has reported 222 additional recoveries over the same time span. The total number of recoveries is now at 58,458.

Hospitalizations

Riverside County reported 9 additional since Monday. The total number of patients is 167.

The county has seen an increase of 27 patients since last week, Oct. 15.

The number of ICU patients continues to fluctuate. Today, the county reported 4 additional ICU patients, bringing the total up to 41. The total has hovered aroud the low 40s, mid 30s since Sept 22.

There are currently 41 patients with COVID-19 in Riverside County ICUs.

Today, Riverside County passed Orange County in hospitalizations. Riverside has had the firth most coronavirus patients among California counties for several weeks, however, it is now moved up to fourth. Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties have more patients.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

The latest graphs showing coronavirus-related hospitalizations at Eisenhower Health, JFK Memorial Hospital, and Desert Regional Medical Center reveal a continued decrease in bed usage since the start of August.

Coachella Valley Numbers

Indio has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Coachella Valley. Indio has 3,947 cases, 77 deaths, and 3,687 recoveries.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 10/22/20)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 147
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 135

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 65
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 62

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 2,056
Deaths: 34
Recoveries: 1,940

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 2,861
Deaths: 29
Recovered: 2,704

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 74
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 67

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,192
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 1,115

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 48
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 40

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 240
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 223

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 53
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 47

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 3,947
Deaths: 77
Recoveries: 3,687

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 893
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 818

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 480
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 446

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 151
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 137

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 352
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 332

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,114
Deaths: 58
Recovered: 994

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,166
Deaths: 53
Recovered: 1,039

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 263
Deaths: 24
Recovered: 226

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 50
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 45

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 192
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 186

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 249
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 234

· County Jails
There are 465 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 395 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 3,117 cases in the state's jails and 1,815 recoveries.

Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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

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 coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988 with is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Avoid the spread of this illness.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

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