Riverside County health officials are reporting 307 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths, bringing the countywide totals to 56,681 cases and 1,153 deaths.
There are new 54 cases in the Coachella Valley and no new deaths.
Here are the numbers for the Coachella Valley city-by-city:
Desert Hot Springs: 1,094 (+5) cases, 25 deaths
Cathedral City: 1,873 (+4) cases, 32 deaths
Palm Springs: 1,036 (+1) cases, 50 deaths
Rancho Mirage: 231 cases, 23 deaths
Palm Desert: 1,005 (+2) cases, 54 deaths
Indian Wells: 46 (+1) cases, 2 deaths
La Quinta: 782 (+3) cases, 18 deaths
Indio: 3,604 (+15) cases, 70 deaths
Coachella: 2,647 (+16) cases, 27 deaths
Thousand Palms: 223 cases, no deaths
Bermuda Dunes: 132 (+1) cases, 3 deaths
Thermal: 174 cases, no deaths
Mecca: 438 (+2) cases, 9 deaths
North Shore: 123 cases, 1 death
Oasis: 329 (+3) cases, 4 death
Sky Valley: 46 (+1) cases, 2 death
Cabazon: 60 cases, 1 death
Anza: 13 cases, no deaths
At this time age group, 18-39 continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the county with 23,810 cases.
Currently, 143 people are hospitalized countywide and receiving treatment for COVID-19 symptoms, 44 of whom are in intensive care units.
The number of documented patient recoveries stands at 51,988.
Recently, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a four-tier color-coded system used daily to guide counties’ in loosening public health regulations.
Riverside County remains in the purple or “widespread” tier of the state’s new reopening framework, requiring many indoor businesses to remain closed, substantially limit capacity or shift operations outside.
In order for the county to move to the next level, the red tier, it has to document less than seven new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population on a rolling seven-day average, and the positivity testing rate must be less than 8% in the same period. Additional information about the formula can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.
According to the Department of Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari, nearly two-thirds — 63% — of all deaths coded as COVID-19 have been correlated to underlying conditions, principally chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease.
The doubling time — or the number of days in which documented virus cases increase 100% — is 63 days. A doubling rate of seven days is reason for alarm, while expanding doubling times point to moderation, or gradual success in virus containment, according to health officials.
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.
Article updated: 9/18/20
Information from Riverside County Public Health.