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Riverside County surpasses 900 COVID hospitalizations as it breaks the positivity rate record

Hospitalizations

Since the county's last report on Monday, there have been an additional 15 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. This brings the county's total up to 901 hospitalizations.

This marks the first time since Feb. 3, 2021 that the county has more than 900 COVID hospitalizations.

A report by the county during Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting showed the state of hospitalizations throughout the county.

Officials said 81% of licensed beds and 91% of licensed ICU beds are in use, as of Jan. 10, 2022. That's across the system, but officials said some hospitals that are close or over 100%.

According to the county, unvaccinated patients accounted for 90% of COVID hospitalizations from July-Dec. 2021

Since Dec. 10, Riverside County has seen an increase of 619 hospitalizations.

The county also reported an increase of 2 patients in the ICU due to COVID. This brings the total of ICU patients up to 139.

Since Dec. 10, 2021, the county has reported an increase of 72 patients in the ICU due to COVID-19.

Today's Case Update

Riverside County reported 1,890 new coronavirus cases since its last report on Monday. This brings the total number of cases in the county up to 418,479.

The Coachella Valley reported 1,785 new cases since last Monday. The Coachella Valley now has a total of 66,106 cases.

New Cases by City:
Desert Hot Springs: 113
Palm Springs: 179
Cathedral City: 233
Rancho Mirage: 68
Palm Desert: 229
Indian Wells: 18
La Quinta: 185
Indio: 433
Coachella: 152

As far as schools:

  • DSUSD has reported 1,372 cases, 1,187 students and 185 staff. On Monday, the district had 1,072 cases (906 students and 166 staff).
  • PSUSD has reported 72 cases, including 32 students nad 40 staff. The district previously reported 40 cases, all among students on Monday.
  • CVUSD has reported 66 cases, including 14 students and 52 staff. Just 24 hours, the district has a total of 46 cases, which includes 42 staff members and 4 students.

DSUSD started school a week earlier than all other districts. PSUSD and CVUSD students returned to class on Jan. 10.

Click here for more City and Community data

Case & Positivity Rate

The county's case rate per 100K continued to increase by a big margin

  • Jan. 11 - 138.6
  • Jan. 10 - 103.0
  • Jan. 7 - 82.0
  • Jan. 6 - 82.0
  • Jan. 5 - 64.1
  • Jan. 4 - 52.2
  • Jan. 3 - 39
  • Dec. 27 - 20.8
  • Dec. 3 - 13.6

This is the highest the county's case rate has been since we began tracking it in March 2021. The all-time highest is 152.35 cases per 100K, which was reported on Jan. 8, 2021

The county's positivity rate broke the all-time record, which was 25.32% set on Jan. 5, 2021. The county now was a positivity rate of 29%

  • Jan. 11 - 29%
  • Jan. 10 - 24.4%
  • Jan. 7 - 21.3%
  • Jan. 6 - 21.3%
  • Jan. 5 - 17.9%
  • Jan. 4 - 14.5%
  • Jan. 3 - 10.7%
  • Dec. 27 - 6.4%
  • Dec. 3 - 5.7%

According to the county, the highest positivity rate recorded was 25.32 % which happened on Jan. 5, 2021.

Eisenhower Health is reporting its highest percent positives since the start of the pandemic.

As of Jan. 10, there are at least 332 known cases of the Omicron variant in Riverside County. The first was detected in a resident of the west end of the county early last month.

DEATHS & RECOVERIES

Riverside County reported 4 additional COVID-19 deaths since Monday. The county has reported a total of 5,637 COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

According to county data, over 90% of COVID deaths from February to Dec. 26, 2021 were among unvaccinated residents.

There have been a total of 1,117 COVID-19 deaths recorded in the Coachella Valley.

The county reported 158 recoveries since Monday. There are a total of 396,751 recoveries in the county.

Vaccination Data

58.9% of eligible Riverside County residents are fully vaccinated, according to county data.

Check Out: RIVERSIDE COUNTY CDP/CITY WEEKLY VACCINE REPORT

3,662,536 vaccine doses have been administered so far.

COVID vaccine clinics are open across Riverside County for all residents 5 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 at their vaccine appointment.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 01/10/22)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 1,028
Deaths: 13
Recovered: 977

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 448
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 428
(Note: Does not count towards the valley's total)


· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 9,211
Deaths: 135
Recoveries: 8,792

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 9,160
Deaths: 111
Recovered: 8,865

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 450
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 428

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 5,682
Deaths: 86
Recovered: 5,443

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 382
Deaths: 27
Recovered: 346

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 1,147
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 1,097

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 317
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 290

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 16,058
Deaths: 251
Recoveries: 15,288

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 5,111
Deaths: 72
Recovered: 4,844

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,289
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 1,236

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 424
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 413

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 1,010
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 982

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 5,883
Deaths: 139
Recovered: 5,468

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 5,375
Deaths: 139
Recovered: 5,046

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,645
Deaths: 55
Recovered: 1,523

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 320
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 305

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 548
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 526

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,336
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 1,288

· County Jails
There are 1,373 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 1,331 recoveries

· State Jails
There are 5,552 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 5,535 recoveries.

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