There were 7 fewer hospitalizations across Riverside County since Friday. This brings the number of COVID hospitalizations in the county to 97. It's the first time since April 1, 2020 that hospitalizations are below 100.
The total number of COVID patients admitted into the ICU across Riverside County fell to 23 patients, a decrease of 2 patients since Friday. This is the fewest amount of COVID patients in the ICU since April 1, 2020 (22 at the time)
Last week, Eisenhower Health and Desert Regional Medical Center both celebrated having 0 COVID patients in the ICU.
The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 32.7%. The state's four-week projection has the availability going up to 38.4%.
Riverside County Could Move to Orange Tier This Week
Riverside County remains in the red tier, but the county could move to the orange tier this coming Tuesday.
“Our numbers are looking good,” Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari said to Riverside County Supervisors last week. “We are tracking to potentially move into the Orange Tier as soon as next week.”
This week's county tier update reveals that Riverside County's metrics are starting to fall into the requirements for the orange tier.
Riverside County reported 690 new cases since Friday, bringing the total up to 295,426 positive Coronavirus cases.
The Coachella Valley reported 86 cases since Friday (49,721 total)
Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)
Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments
COVID vaccine clinics are open across Riverside County for residents 65 years and older, those who qualify due to employment, or people 16 to 64 years old with underlying health conditions: https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine.
Seniors who need assistance can dial 2-1-1.
Those who register must show proof of age/employment at the time of appointment.
Riverside County have conducted 2,754,419 coronavirus tests since the pandemic began.
County health officials are urging the public to continue getting tested, which helps slow the spread of the virus and may contribute to Riverside County moving into the red tier.
Getting tested for #coronavirus helps slow the spread of the disease, and may also help Riverside County meet the red tier metric for adjusted case rate. #RivCoNOW #RUHealth https://t.co/By0VbszhKE pic.twitter.com/cdfWew3vCy— Dr. Cameron Kaiser (@RivCoDoc) February 24, 2021
Where 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.
Deaths and Recoveries
Riverside County reported 27 additional COVID-19 deaths since Friday. The total number of deaths is now 4,389.
The Coachella Valley reported 9 deaths (958 total)
- Palm Springs - 2
- Cathedral City - 1
- Rancho Mirage - 1
- Palm Desert - 1
- Indio - 2
- Coachella - 1
- Desert Edge - 1
Riverside County reported 1,006 recoveries since Friday. There are a total of 288,842 recoveries in Riverside County.
Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 04/05/21)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 643
Confirmed Cases: 310
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,030
Confirmed Cases: 7,877
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 342
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,156
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 255
Confirmed Cases: 887
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 190
Confirmed Cases: 12,192
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,379
Confirmed Cases: 1,133
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 357
Confirmed Cases: 878
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,899
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,691
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,087
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 219
Confirmed Cases: 469
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,037
· County Jails
There are 938 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 933 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 5,469 cases in the state's jails and 5,453 recoveries.