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.
Officially, 7,154 in the county have recovered from the virus, 2% more than Tuesday. The county defines official recoveries as those that are no longer isolated, show no symptoms, and have closed their public health cases.
The three state jails in Riverside County reported 557 active cases on Wednesday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, just outside Blythe, is no longer the California prison with the most active cases. It is now the second, with 470 cases.
County jails have 247 confirmed cases with 207 recoveries. Long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, have 1,697 cases, including 1,057 cases among patients and 640 among staff.
More than 196,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the county.
To see a complete list of community-by-community cases, click here.
Writer Sandra Emerson contributed to this report.