Riverside County set another record-high number of coronavirus cases, reporting nearly 11,000 cases on Tuesday.
A county spokesman said the sharp rise, which is the largest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic, is due in part to a backlog of tests being processed.
10,949 new cases were added since Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 103,221. The county couldn’t clarify how many cases were attributed to Tuesday, but said at least a portion of them could be several weeks old.
Riverside County is now the 11th county in the United States to surpass 100,000 total cases, according to John Hopkins University.
The Coachella Valley reported 1,494 new cases today.
“We were able to take care of the backlog with the help of some state workers and thats how we ended up with the large number that we reported out today,” said Jose Arballo, a spokesperson for Riverside County Public Health.
Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)
Stay-at-home Order in place in Southern California Region (Including Riverside County)
The ICU bed availability % for the Southern California region fell below 15 percent over the weekend, triggering the new stay-at-home order which officially went into effect Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Barbershops and hair salons are now closed, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery only, and capacity inside retail stores and shopping centers is maxed at 20%.
Hotels and lodging are able to stay remain open for critical infrastructure support, as can offices. Schools with waivers will be allowed to remain open. Places of worship are restricted to outdoor only services.
The following businesses/recreational facilities will be required to close:
— indoor and outdoor playgrounds;
— indoor recreational facilities;
— hair salons and barbershops;
— personal care services;
— museums, zoos, and aquariums;
— movie theaters;
— bars, breweries and distilleries;
— family entertainment centers;
— cardrooms and satellite wagering;
— limited services;
— live audience sports; and
— amusement parks
The order will remain in place for at least three weeks. According to the state, Riverside County itself has 5.5% ICU bed availability.
1,230,161 tests have been conducted so far, this increased by 17,461 over the past 24 hours.
How to get tested
You are now able to get a free test at many Rite-Aids in the area. Click here for a full list of stores and to schedule your appointment.
The hours at the Indio testing site have been expanded. The hours of operation runs from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Deaths and Recoveries
The county reported 25 additional COVID-19 death since Friday. The total number of deaths remains at 1,513.
The Coachella Valley reported three deaths, including on in Palm Springs, Indio, and Palm Desert.
In November, Riverside County Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari reported that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Riverside County in 2020.
Cancer and heart disease, also leading causes of death in Riverside County, also increased in 2020, as did COVID-19.
“It’s not that we are detracting from our other leading causes of death and adding to COVID. We are seeing a true increase in death due to COVID,” Saruwatari said.
Riverside County has reported 395 additional recoveries over the same time span. The total number of recoveries is now at 69,334.
COVID-related hospitalizations increased by 33 patients since Monday, bringing the total up to 733. Hospitalizations have continued to increase in the county since Nov. 5.
On Nov. 5, Riverside County had 201 hospitalizations.
This is the most coronavirus-related patients in Riverside County in a single time since the start of the pandemic. The previous peak prior to this surge was 550 hospitalizations back in late July.
The number of ICU patients grew over the weekend as well. The county reported 11 more patients in the ICU, bringing the total up to 146 patients.
(Note Data will continue to update past today)
Coachella Valley Numbers
Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 12/08/20)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 239
Confirmed Cases: 103
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 2,772
Confirmed Cases: 3,709
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 107
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,642
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 84
Confirmed Cases: 339
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 85
Confirmed Cases: 5,337
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 1,252
Confirmed Cases: 604
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 222
Confirmed Cases: 469
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,573
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,561
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 359
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 68
Confirmed Cases: 254
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 374
· County Jails
There are 583 cases in the County’s jails, with 1 death, and 470 recoveries.·
· State Jails
There are 3,545 cases in the state’s jails and 3,147 recoveries.
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