Case Changes Today
Riverside County reported 1,200 new cases since Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 73,541.
The county did not release coronavirus data on Wednesday due to Veterans Day.
Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)
Riverside County Tier Update
Riverside County continued to move farther away from the metrics needed to be able to reopen businesses once again.
- 13.9 Adjusted Case Rate (Last week - 11.5) --- Needs to be 4.0 – 7.0
- 6.7% positivity rate (Last week - 5.9%) --- Needs to be 5.0 – 8.0%
- 8.5% HEQ rate (Last week - 7.8%) --- Needs to be 5.3 – 8.0%
- 13.1 new cases per 100K (Last week - 11.5) --- Needs to be between 4 to 7 cases per day per 100K
This means Restaurants, retail, museums, zoos, places of worship, movie theater, gyms & fitness are still not able to operate indoors.
All personal care services (Nail & hair salons, barbershops, tattoo parlors) were moved into the purple tier are still able to continue inside operations.
Riverside County will have to stay in the red tier for at least three weeks if it meets the state's required metrics for reopening.
911,258 tests have been conducted so far, this increased by 13,994 over the past 24 hours.
Riverside County will need to tests at least 52,500 people a week in order to move out of the state's most restrictive tier of reopening.
County officials say that number of tested will allow health experts to identify hotspots of community spread and isolate those who may or may not have symptoms and are unknowingly spreading the disease.
How to get tested
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.
The hours at the Indio testing site have been expanded. Starting Tuesday, the hours of operation will be from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Deaths and Recoveries
The county reported 3 additional COVID-19 death since Tuesday, the total number of deaths is 1,355.
During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, Riverside County Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari reported that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Riverside County in 2020.
Cancer and heart disease, also leading causes of death in Riverside County, also increased in 2020, as did COVID-19.
"It's not that we are detracting from our other leading causes of death and adding to COVID. We are seeing a true increase in death due to COVID," Saruwatari said.
Riverside County has reported 246 additional recoveries over the same time span. The total number of recoveries is now at 63,724.
Riverside County reported 27 additional patients hospitalized for COVID-19 since Tuesday. The total number of patients is 271.
This is the most COVID-19 patients in county hospitals since August 20. It's still below half the number of patients the county reported during the peak of July.
According to state data, Riverside County reported 19 of those cases between Tuesday and Wednesday. So, today the county added 8 new hospitalizations.
The number of ICU patients decreased today after remaining the same since Tuesday. Over the past 24 hours, the county reported three fewer patients in the county's ICUs.
The number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU also increased today. The county reported 6 additional ICU patients bringing the total 70.
On Monday, Eisenhower Health posted a letter warning of an alarming increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
"Needless to say, this is an alarming trend and one that we anticipated based on our current positivity rate; however, the inpatient cases admitted over the last 24 hours is unprecedented," wrote Eisenhower Health COO Martin Massiello.
Hospitalizations and ICUs are on the rise across the state, according to Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly.
As of Nov. 10, hospitalizations are up 31.6% percent over the past 14 days in the state. ICUs have seen a 29.6 percent rise in ICU's in the state.
“We have had an increase in hospitalizations let say over the last month, which is somewhat alarming, but our capacity for ICU beds and overall beds is well within the capacity of our hospitals," said County Spokesperson Jose Arballo Jr.
(Note Data will continue to update past today)
Coachella Valley Numbers
Indio has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Coachella Valley. Indio has 4,327 cases, 86 deaths, and 3,919 recoveries.
Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 11/9/20)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 164
Confirmed Cases: 70
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 2,215
Confirmed Cases: 3,068
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 83
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,298
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 60
Confirmed Cases: 262
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 58
Confirmed Cases: 4,327
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 990
Confirmed Cases: 517
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 182
Confirmed Cases: 384
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,236
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,289
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 290
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 55
Confirmed Cases: 208
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 279
· County Jails
There are 484 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 429 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 3,442 cases in the state's jails and 2,718 recoveries.
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