382 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 New Deaths Reported Friday in Riverside County

382 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 New Deaths Reported Friday in Riverside County

Taylor Martinez

Riverside County health officials report 382 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total to 37,011 confirmed cases countywide.

Seven new deaths were reported bringing the county’s total to 695 deaths.

Here are the numbers for the Coachella Valley city-by-city:

  • Desert Hot Springs: 724 (+17) cases, 12 (+1) deaths
  • Cathedral City: 1,338 (+24) cases, 21 (+1) deaths
  • Palm Springs: 749 (+15) cases, 25 deaths
  • Rancho Mirage: 187 (+2) cases, 14 deaths
  • Palm Desert: 774 (+1) cases, 40 deaths
  • Indian Wells: 34 cases, 1 death
  • La Quinta: 580 (+2) cases, 15 deaths
  • Indio: 2,589 (+18) cases, 56 deaths
  • Coachella: 1,920 (+11) cases, 16 deaths
  • Thousand Palms: 143 (+1) cases, no deaths
  • Bermuda Dunes: 93 (+1) cases, 3 deaths
  • Thermal: 126 (+1) cases, no deaths
  • Mecca: 306 (+4) cases, 7 deaths
  • North Shore: 100 (+1) cases, 1 death
  • Oasis: 238 (+1) cases, 2 deaths
  • Sky Valley: 29 (+1) cases, no deaths
  • Cabazon: 32 (+1) cases, 1 death
  • Anza: 10 (+1) cases, no deaths

 

At this time age group, 18-39 continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the county with 15,673 a 149 increase from the previous day..

Currently, 452 people are hospitalized countywide and receiving treatment for COVID-19 symptoms, 153 of whom are in intensive care units.

This is continuing a downward trend that began around July 17, 2020.

The number of documented patient recoveries stands at 13,050.

County officials on Monday also announced that somewhere between 118,000 and 175,400 Riverside County residents may have been infected by the coronavirus at some point since the pandemic began, citing preliminary results of a recent randomized antibody test study.

“We continue to learn new information about coronavirus, and this survey adds important research to the growing knowledge of COVID-19,” said county Supervisor Manuel Perez. “We still must protect everybody out there who is susceptible to getting sick, and we should do so by wearing face coverings, physical distancing, washing our hands and avoiding gatherings.”

The study was conducted over two weekends this month and included 1,726 randomly selected people.

The doubling time — or the number of days in which documented virus cases increase 100% — is 25 days. A doubling rate of seven days is considered severe.

Most of the county’s fatalities stemming from complications tied to COVID-19 have been people between the ages of 65 and 84, according to RUHS. The agency said most of the county’s infections are in the 25 to 44 age group.

The county was advancing into Stage 3 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four- stage deregulation plan for economic recovery when he announced another round of restrictions earlier this month amid a dramatic rise in infection rates.

Riverside County was among 32 counties that landed on the California Department of Public Health’s monitoring list after patient counts jumped in the latter half of June.

Residents of all ages are encouraged to get tested, with or without symptoms, to identify where the disease is currently present in the community and where it is not. Testing continues to be an integral focus as more residents visit more businesses. Visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing for more information on testing locations and how to make an appointment.

Click here for a map of Riverside County cases.

Article updated: 7/31/20

Information from Riverside County Public Health.