Riverside County released its weekly COVID-19 report on Wednesday.
This week's county data shows COVID data down across the board, however, that does not appear to be a sign of downward trends.
The number the cases, deaths, and even recoveries all came back with negative numbers. County spokesperson Jose Arballo Jr said this is due to continued issues with state reconciliation.
``The state is continuing its data reconciliation, and the number changes are a result of that," Arballo told City News Service.
Due to ongoing State data reconciliation activities, many previously reported cases have been removed resulting in overall decreases in cumulative numbers. Reminder: posting of RivCO #COVID19 updates to website now take place weekly: https://t.co/M0CZJbjcUp #RivCoNOW #RUHealth pic.twitter.com/fr2HrLAlkU— Dr. Geoffrey Leung (@RivCoDoc) July 15, 2021
Riverside County reported 1,337 new coronavirus cases since Wednesday.
Despite the weekly increase, the total number of cases in the county overall went from 303,062 to 302,069 due to state reconciliation.
The county's overall test positivity rate also went up from the last week. This week, the county has a 4.3% positivity rate, up 1.3% from last week. Despite the increase in positivity rate, the number is still well below where we were at nearly any point in the past 18 months. However, the data appears to be trending upwards.
Riverside County reported -1,409 recoveries over the past week due to issues with state reconciliation. The county now has a total of 295,921 recoveries since the start of the pandemic.
Riverside County reported 1 less death than last week,, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,647.
There were two new deaths reported in the Coachella Valley however. One in Palm Springs and one in Desert Hot Springs.
Hospitalizations & ICU
There are currently 90 patients around the county hospitalized due to COVID-19. This is up 26 patients over the past week.
This is the most hospitalizations in the county since April 15, 2021, however it is well below the number we were at this point last year. On July 14, 2020, Riverside County recorded 536 COVID hospitalizations.
The total number of COVID patients in the ICU increased by 2 patients, bringing the total to 14 patients. On this day last year, the county reported 136 patients in the ICU.
Riverside County COVID Vaccine Data
According to Riverside County, 54.8% of the county's population (or 1,153,567 people) are either partially of fully vaccinated.
47.6% of the population, or 1,001,664 residents, are fully vaccinated.
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.
Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 07/14/21)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 669
Confirmed Cases: 329
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,194
Confirmed Cases: 7,970
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 350
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,279
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 265
Confirmed Cases: 894
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 201
Confirmed Cases: 12,437
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,496
Confirmed Cases: 1,134
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 361
Confirmed Cases: 892
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 4,026
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,815
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,113
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 227
Confirmed Cases: 475
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,064
· County Jails
There are 945 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 940 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 5,477 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 5,466 recoveries.