265 New Coronavirus Cases, 18 New Deaths Friday in Riverside County

265 New Coronavirus Cases, 18 New Deaths Friday in Riverside County

News Staff & City News Service

Riverside County health officials are reporting 265 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 additional deaths Friday bringing the countywide totals to 289,450 cases and 3,767 deaths.

There are 117 new COVID19 cases and new 6 deaths in the Coachella Valley.

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

Desert Hot Springs: 4,066 (+18) cases, 58 deaths
Cathedral City: 6,881 (+18) cases, 100 deaths
Palm Springs: 3,580 (+7) cases, 110 deaths
Rancho Mirage: 1,072 (+5) cases, 37 deaths
Palm Desert: 3,817 (+9) cases, 101 deaths
Indian Wells: 189 cases, 6 deaths
La Quinta: 3,287 (+6) cases, 54 (+2) deaths
Indio: 12,000 (+30) cases, 188 (+3) deaths
Coachella: 7,761 (+12) cases, 80 deaths
Thousand Palms: 1,013 (+1) cases, 8 deaths
Bermuda Dunes: 623 (+3) cases, 7 deaths
Thermal: 465 cases, 5 deaths
Mecca: 1,127 (+4) cases, 18 (+1) deaths
North Shore: 347 cases, 1 (-1) death
Oasis: 863 (+3) cases, 7 (+1) deaths
Sky Valley: 214 cases, 5 deaths
Cabazon: 307 (+1) cases, 4 death
Anza: 145 cases, 1 death

There are 14,990 active cases of coronavirus. This number is derived from the total number of confirmed cases and the subtraction of the total number of recoveries and deaths.

At this time age group, 18 – 39 continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases in the county with 113,838 cases.

According to the Riverside University Health System, 361 patients infected with coronavirus were hospitalized countywide as of Thursday. That number includes 102 patients in intensive care units.

The 42 newly reported fatalities bring the county’s coronavirus death toll to 3,767.

The number of documented patient recoveries stands at 270,693.

The doubling time — or the number of days in which documented virus cases increase 100% — is 66 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.

Vaccination of seniors is a priority, but others who qualify under the CDPH Phase 1 guidelines include hospital workers, first responders, teachers and some agricultural workers. The portal to make an appointment for vaccination can be accessed via www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine. Anyone who needs assistance may also call the county’s 211 helpline.

The overall countywide COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 7.6%, down from 11% last week, based on state-adjusted figures.

ICU availability countywide is at 19.5%, along with the 11-county Southern California region.

Information on tier requirements can be found at https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.

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: 2/26/2020

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