Riverside County coronavirus hospitalizations drop to 1; 474 new cases added – Press Enterprise

After four consecutive days of record hospitalizations for the new coronavirus, Riverside County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased slightly, as the county reported 474 more confirmed cases in the update released Wednesday, June 24 on the public health website. County.

The county has 14,905 cases, an increase of about 3% from the update on Tuesday, June 23, while the number of COVID-19 deaths increased by one to 432. The weekday updates reflect diagnoses and deaths that occurred in the last days.

Across the county, 314 patients are hospitalized with the virus, one fewer than Tuesday. Of those patients, 92 are in intensive care, two more than the previous day.

Last week, the county hit the state’s coronavirus watch list in part because it exceeded the threshold for acceptable increases in hospitalizations for COVID-19. As of Monday, June 22, COVID patients made up 8.8% of county hospital patients, with approximately 61% of county licensed hospital beds and 91.4% of licensed beds. of the ICU in use.

San Bernardino and Riverside counties are among 11 counties receiving assistance from state public health officials after the case increases and hospitalization. Several Bay Area counties, as well as Imperial, King and Los Angeles counties are on the list.

Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned the counties in his daily report on the coronavirus on Wednesday, saying that all 11 counties have responded and are working with state officials.

“We have given an enormous amount of power, control and authority to the local government, but what we are now looking for is accountability at the local level,” he said.