Riverside County now has 13,800 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and 424 deaths from the virus as the number of county COVID-19 hospitalizations hit another new record in the latest update released Monday, June 22 on the health website. county office.
Cases increased by about 8%, or 1,022, since the last update on Friday, while deaths increased by 14, or 3.4%. Weekday updates generally reflect diagnoses and deaths that have occurred in the past few days, as information takes time to reach the public health department.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are now up to 298, including 87 intensive care patients. It is the fourth consecutive update in which hospitalizations hit a new high: The number was 291, with 76 in intensive care, on Friday.
The Inland Empire has seen an increase in new cases in the past few days, and the number of new cases, combined with higher positive test rates and hospitalization rates, put Riverside County on the state’s coronavirus watch list. , which means that more restrictive measures could come if the county does not improve its numbers in a couple of weeks.
Official recoveries, those that are no longer isolated, show no symptoms and have closed their public health cases, grew 4% to 6,895.
The three state prisons in Riverside County have 803 cases active as of Monday, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Chuckawalla Valley State Prison, just outside Blythe, has 716 cases, most of any state prison.
County jails have 245 confirmed cases with 207 recoveries. Across the county, long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, have 1,596 cases, including 1,003 among patients and 593 among staff.
More than 189,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the county.
To see a complete list of community-by-community cases, click here.