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Riverside County reports 60 new cases, 1 fewer death, & 210 recoveries since Friday

NEW CASES

Riverside County reported 60 new coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total up to 299,853 cases.

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

Metrics Update

Riverside County's metrics fell near the yellow tier area, but the move could still be another couple of weeks away.

  • 2.7 adjusted case rate (Last week - 3.4)
  • 1.6% positivity rate (Last Week - 1.9%)
  • 1.8% health equity rate (Last Week - 1.9%)

California is set to lift most restrictions on June 15. On Monday, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced that the state will implement the CDC's new face covering guidance starting June 15. This means vaccinated people will no longer need to wear masks in most situations.

Full Details: CA to keep mask mandate through June 15 in 'continued focus on protecting the public's health'

Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments

According to Riverside County, 49.0% of the county's population (or 954,782 people) are either partially of fully vaccinated. 38.2% of the population, or 744,095 residents, are fully vaccinated.

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COVID vaccine clinics are open across Riverside County for all residents 16 and older. You can schedule an appointment at: 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.

Residents under 18 must have a parent or guardian with them when arriving to their vaccine appointment.

Check Out: Riverside County expands COVID vaccine eligibility to those 16 & older

On Monday, the FDA gave approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be used for 12- to 15-year-olds. The CDC still needs to give final approval before this can go forward. The CDC board will be meeting on Wednesday.

Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Geoffrey Leung said that the county would need to await for state approval before being able to move forward.

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Testing

Riverside County have conducted 3,031,100 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 next tier.

Where 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

Deaths and Recoveries

Riverside County reported 1 fewer COVID-19 death since Friday. The total number of deaths is now 4,593.

County spokesperson Brooke Federico said the reduction in COVID deaths this weekend came after officials identified a death assigned to Riverside County that was actually a San Bernardino County resident. The case/death was transferred to San Bernardino County.

Last week, the Coachella Valley reported only 1 death all week (985 total). The death was reported on last Tuesday in Cathedral City.

Riverside County reported 210 recoveries since Friday. There are a total of 294,014 recoveries in Riverside County.

Hospitalizations

COVID-related hospitalizations decreased by 12 patients since Friday, bringing the total to 54.

The total number of COVID patients in the ICU decreased by 1 patient. This brings the total down to 14 patients. The all-time low for COVID ICU patients is 13 which was set on March 29, 2020.

The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 36.2% (Up from 34.4% a few days ago). The state's four-week projection has the availability going down slightly to 35.7%.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 05/17/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 651
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 637

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 326
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 318

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,137
Deaths: 111
Recoveries: 6,998

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 7,925
Deaths: 97
Recovered: 7,801

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 344
Deaths: 16
Recovered: 328

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,229
Deaths: 73
Recovered: 4,139

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 258
Deaths: 24
Recovered: 234

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 897
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 876

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 197
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 191

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 12,337
Deaths: 223
Recoveries: 12,063

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,437
Deaths: 61
Recovered: 3,360

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,134
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 1,115

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 358
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 357

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 881
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 872

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,967
Deaths: 118
Recovered: 3,828

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,754
Deaths: 125
Recovered: 3,616

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,105
Deaths: 50
Recovered: 1,049

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 223
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 218

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 476
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 463

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,049
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 1,039

· County Jails
There are 939 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 935 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 5,473 cases in the state's jails and 5,467 recoveries.

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