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Riverside County reports 2,548 new cases, 18 deaths, & 5 more hospitalizations since Tuesday

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Hospitalizations

After several consecutive days of falling numbers, COVID-19 hospitalizations increased by 5 patients since the county's last report on Monday.

The county now has a total of 1,074 patients.

COVID Hospitalizations in the past month-and-a-half:

  • Jan. 26 - 1,074
  • Jan. 25 - 1,069
  • Jan. 24 - 1,065
  • Jan. 21 - 1,055
  • Jan. 20 - 1,076
  • Jan. 19 - 1,109
  • Jan. 18 - 1,087
  • Jan. 7 - 791
  • Dec. 30 - 432
  • Dec. 1 - 238

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The county reported three more patients admitted into the ICU due to COVID since Monday. This brings the total of ICU patients to 171.

The latest report from Eisenhower Health shows that COVID hospitalizations have appeared to have surpassed 100 patients.

Hospital officials told News Channel 3 on Friday that there were 80 COVID patients, including six people in the ICU. All were unvaccinated.

Cases & Deaths

Since Wednesday, the county has reported 2,548 new cases & 18 deaths.

The county has a total of 442,753 cases & 5,787 deaths.

The Coachella Valley has a total of 69,208 cases and 1,129 deaths.

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As far as local schools, the three school districts in the Coachella Valley today reported a combined 1,641 combined cases among students and staff, up by one case since Tuesday.

  • DSUSD has reported 793 cases (654 students & 139 staff)
    • 1/25: 731 cases (568 students and 137 staff)
    • 1/24: 739 cases (597 students and 142 staff)
    • 1/21: 1,349 cases (1,128 students and 221 staff)
  • PSUSD has reported 587 cases (501 students and 86 staff)
    • 1/25: 705 cases (568 students & 137 staff)
    • 1/24: 634 cases (500 students and 134 staff)
    • 1/21: 1,490 cases (1,281 students and 209 staff)
  • CVUSD reported 261 cases (213 students & 48 staff)
    • 1/25: 204 cases (134 students & 70 staff)
    • 1/24: 162 cases (129 students and 33 staff)
    • 1/21: 392 cases (227 students and 65 staff)

Case & Positivity Rate

The county's case rate continues to fall, dropping to its lowest number in nearly two weeks.

Case Rate:

  • Jan. 26 - 225.9
  • Jan. 25 - 249.2
  • Jan. 21 - 259.1
  • Jan. 20 - 255.1
  • Jan. 19 - 257.3

The county's positivity rate continued to drop as well, however, not by much today.

Positivity Rate:

  • Jan. 26 - 33.3%
  • Jan. 25. - 33.5%
  • Jan. 21 - 34.3%
  • Jan. 20 - 35%
  • Jan. 19 - 35.4%

Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage's percent positivity rate has fallen below 40% for the first time in several days. Hospital officials told News Channel 3 last week that the number seems to be plateauing and the hope is the peak will end by late January into early February.

As of Jan. 24, there are at least 485 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.

Vaccination Data

59.7% (or 1,390,513 residents ages +5) of eligible Riverside County residents are fully vaccinated, according to county data.

Check Out: RIVERSIDE COUNTY CDP/CITY WEEKLY VACCINE REPORT

3,785,868 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 01/24/22)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 1,071
Deaths: 13
Recovered: 999

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 466
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 431
(Note: Does not count towards the valley's total)


· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 9,490
Deaths: 136
Recoveries: 8,881

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 9,602
Deaths: 112
Recovered: 8,936

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 477
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 430

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 5,885
Deaths: 89
Recovered: 5,494

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 422
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 351

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 1,177
Deaths: 22
Recovered: 1,102

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 340
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 293

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 16,766
Deaths: 254
Recoveries: 15,483

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 5,444
Deaths: 73
Recovered: 4,912

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,355
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 1,247

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 469
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 417

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 1,076
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 993

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 6,282
Deaths: 140
Recovered: 5,568

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 5,598
Deaths: 140
Recovered: 5,107

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,746
Deaths: 55
Recovered: 1,541

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 335
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 307

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 570
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 530

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,382
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 1,300

· County Jails
There are 1,409 cases in the County's jails, with 3 deaths, and 1,334 recoveries

· State Jails
There are 5,587 cases in the County's jails, with 8 deaths, and 5,536 recoveries.

Stay with News Channel 3 for continuing coronavirus updates.

Jesus Reyes

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