Over the past 24 hours, Riverside County reported 1,202 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases up to 337,075.
The case rate per 100K fell today, going from 35 on Tuesday to 33.8 on Wednesday. The case rate was at 16.9 at the start of August.
The county's positivity rate has fallen every week day since Aug. 20, however it has remained at 10.6% since Monday. At the start of August it is was at 8.9%.
Deaths and Recoveries
Riverside County reported 7 additional COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours. The county has a total to 4,738 COVID deaths.
Eisenhower Health posted an updated on Wednesday revealing that there have been 10 COVID deaths at the hospital in the past week. All 10 of the deaths were among unvaccinated people.
The county reported 1,730 recoveries over the past 24 hours. There are a total of 324,097 recoveries in the county.
Hospitalizations and ICU data
Over the past 24 hours, Riverside County reported 5 additional COVID-related hospitalizations. The county now has a total of 669 hospitalizations.
The last time Riverside County this many COVID-related hospitalizations was February 12, 2021.
Riverside County now has the second most COVID-related hospitalizations in California, surpassing San Diego County (653). Only Los Angeles County has more hospitalizations with 1,699.
The county reported no additional patients admitted into the ICU due to COVID. The total number of patients in the ICU remains at 146.
Last week, Riverside County health officials discussed the the hospitalization data by vaccination status over the past month, showing around 90% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are from unvaccinated residents.
Last Tuesday, Eisenhower Health released its own data breaking down its COVID patients by vaccination status.
According to the county, 1,422,760 residents, or 62.5% of the eligible population, are partially or fully vaccinated.
A total of 1,132,545 residents, or 53.8%, are fully vaccinated.
Booster shots are available at Riverside County's mobile clinics for those who are immunocompromised.
The new doses will be available at the mobile clinics operated by Riverside County Public Health Department. #RivCoNOW #RUHealth— Dr. Geoffrey Leung (@RivCoDoc) August 19, 2021
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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.
Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 08/30/21)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 771
Confirmed Cases: 359
(Note: Does not county towards the valley's total)
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,878
Confirmed Cases: 8,293
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 395
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,702
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 301
Confirmed Cases: 972
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 222
Confirmed Cases: 13,424
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,931
Confirmed Cases: 1,161
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 365
Confirmed Cases: 929
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 4,571
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,402
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,278
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 251
Confirmed Cases: 496
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,150
· County Jails
There are 984 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 958 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 5,490 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 5,479 recoveries.
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