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Riverside County reports 2,773 new cases, 13 deaths, & 24 fewer hospitalizations since Tuesday

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New Cases

Riverside County reported 2,773 new cases since Tuesday, bringing the total of cases up to 230,600.

The Coachella Valley reported 427 cases (39,465 total).

Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County reached 200,000 cases last Tuesday, doubling the number of cases in less than a month as the county reached 100,000 cases on Dec. 8.

Stay-at-home Order extended in SoCal Region (Including Riverside County)

As a reminder, the stay-at-home order is still in effect in the the Southern California region, which includes Riverside County.

The region's current ICU bed availability remains at 0.0%. It needs to reach at least 15% for the order to be lifted.

Click here for more details on the order

Barbershops and hair salons are closed, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery only, and capacity inside retail stores and shopping centers is maxed at 20%.

Hotels and lodging are able to stay remain open for critical infrastructure support, as can offices. Schools with waivers will be allowed to remain open. Places of worship are restricted to outdoor only services.

The following businesses/recreational facilities will be required to close:
-- indoor and outdoor playgrounds;
-- indoor recreational facilities;
-- hair salons and barbershops;
-- personal care services;
-- museums, zoos, and aquariums;
-- movie theaters;
-- wineries;
-- bars, breweries and distilleries;
-- family entertainment centers;
-- cardrooms and satellite wagering;
-- limited services;
-- live audience sports; and
-- amusement parks

Stay up-to-date with the latest local coronavirus news, including reopenings and closing, new case data, live news conferences, and other updates at KESQ.com/Coronavirus or download the News Channel 3 app on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Testing

Riverside County has conducted 1,875,458 tests. The county reported 16,508 tests conducted since Tuesday.

How to get tested

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing is available to all county residents.

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

FREE TESTING IN CATHEDRAL CITY THIS WEEK:

Beginning on Monday, January 11th through Friday, January 15th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, the public can get free COVID-19 testing in Cathedral City at Northgate Church located at 30010 Date Palm Drive.  Testing location will be available via appointment at www.LHI.care/covidtesting or by telephone at (888) 634-1123

Walk-ups will be served if a scheduled slot is a no-show or time permits.  To save time, the organizers highly recommend making an appointment via the website. 

Deaths and Recoveries

Since Monday, the county reported 13 additional COVID-19 deaths. The total number of deaths is now 2,307.

The Coachella Valley reported 2 coronavirus deaths over the weekend (578 total).

Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari noted that an analysis into suicides & overdoses in Riverside County revealed that suicides are down about 27% in the county, however, overdoses are up 19%. Most of the increase is in the 15-24 year-old age group, Saruwatari told Supervisors. 96% of the overdoses are unintentional.

In November, 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, 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.

Full Details: COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Riverside County in 2020

Riverside County reported 390 recoveries since Tuesday. There are a total of 149,686 recoveries in Riverside County.

Hospitalizations

Riverside County reported 24 fewer hospitalizations since Tuesday bringing the total down to 1,636.

The county also reported 9 more patients admitted into the ICU since Tuesday. The county currently has 364 patients in the ICU.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

This comes as the county's ICU bed availability percentage remains at 0%, meaning hospitals are in their surge plans. Hospitals are converting rooms to make room for more patients.

Full Story: What Riverside County will need to do to avert 'unsustainable' overwhelming of hospitals

Coachella Valley Numbers

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 01/13/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 500
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 328

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 236
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 157

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 5,520
Deaths: 60
Recoveries: 3,775

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 6,531
Deaths: 54
Recovered: 4,756

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 261
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 159

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,171
Deaths: 41
Recovered: 2,198

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 202
Deaths: 13
Recovered: 127

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 691
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 482

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 158
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 106

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 9,796
Deaths: 140
Recoveries: 6,824

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 2,614
Deaths: 35
Recovered: 1,716

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 962
Deaths: 15
Recovered: 716

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 299
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 251

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 733
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 545

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,049
Deaths: 73
Recovered: 2,034

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 2,906
Deaths: 78
Recovered: 1,990

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 793
Deaths: 27
Recovered: 492

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 157
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 95

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 379
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 300

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 746
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 524

· County Jails
There are 900 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 707 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 4,714 cases in the state's jails and 3,873 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.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing updates.

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