Over the past 24 hours, Riverside County has reported 980 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases up to 343,556.
The case rate per 100K for the county increased for the first time since August 30. The rate went from 27.2 on Thursday to 28.2 on Friday. The case rate was at 25.7 on August 10.
The county's positivity rate also decreased for the first time since Aug. 20. The county's case went from 7.8% on Thursday to 7.9% on Friday.
On August 10, the positivity rate was at 11.6%.
Deaths and Recoveries
Riverside County reported 18 additional COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours. The county has a total of 4,806 COVID deaths.
The county reported 1,557 recoveries since Thursday. There are a total of 329,899 recoveries in the county.
Hospitalizations and ICU data
Riverside County reported 26 fewer COVID-related hospitalizations since Thursday. The county now has a total of 575 hospitalizations.
The county reported 5 additional patients admitted into the ICU due to COVID-19. The total number of patients in the ICU is 135.
Two weeks ago, Riverside County health officials discussed the hospitalization data by vaccination status over the past month, showing around 90% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are from unvaccinated residents.
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.
The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans
According to the county, 1,335,992 residents, or 63.5% of the eligible population, are partially or fully vaccinated.
A total of 1,160,048 residents, or 55.1%, 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 9/7/21)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 791
Confirmed Cases: 364
(Note: Does not count towards the valley's total)
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,955
Confirmed Cases: 8,355
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 401
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,781
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 303
Confirmed Cases: 984
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 227
Confirmed Cases: 13,630
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 4,017
Confirmed Cases: 1,166
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 369
Confirmed Cases: 933
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 4,643
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,449
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,299
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 252
Confirmed Cases: 499
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,166
· County Jails
There are 996 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 975 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 5,505 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 5,493 recoveries.
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