Riverside County reported 597 new coronavirus cases since Wednesday. This brings the total number of cases in the county up to 353,961.
Cases in Schools:
- PSUSD - 24 students and 5 staff
- DSUSD- 70 students and 6 staff
- CVUSD- 10 students and 4 staff members
The case rate per 100K for the county continued to decline, going from 20.1 on Wednesday to 19.5 on Thursday. Just a month ago, the case rate was 35.3.
The county's positivity rate remained at 6.3%, for the second consecutive day. On August 27, the positivity rate was at 11%.
Deaths and Recoveries
Riverside County reported 9 additional COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours. The county has a total of 4,994 COVID deaths.
The county reported 778 recoveries since Wednesday. There are a total of 343,834 recoveries in the county.
Hospitalizations and ICU data
Riverside County reported 18 fewer COVID-related hospitalizations since Wednesday. The county now has a total of 362 hospitalizations.
The county reported 2 fewer patients in the ICU due to COVID-19 since Tuesday. The total number of patients in the ICU is 102.
According to the county, 1,377,508 residents, or 65.5% of the eligible population, are partially or fully vaccinated.
A total of 1,216,098 residents, or 57.8%, are fully vaccinated.
Booster shots are now available at Riverside County public health clinics for eligible residents.
Those eligible for the booster include:
- People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot.
- People aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot.
- People aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks.
- People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot based on their individual benefits and risks.
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 9/27/21)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 836
Confirmed Cases: 373
(Note: Does not count towards the valley's total)
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 8,136
Confirmed Cases: 8,460
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 409
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,901
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 315
Confirmed Cases: 1,006
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 229
Confirmed Cases: 13,943
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 4,187
Confirmed Cases: 1,180
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 373
Confirmed Cases: 940
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 4,777
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,567
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,334
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 265
Confirmed Cases: 516
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,190
· County Jails
There are 1,049 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 1,019 recoveries
· State Jails
There are 5,507 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 5,598 recoveries.
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