The number of confirmed cases in hospitals hadn’t been over 200 since early September, and got as low as 148 Sept. 25. But the number hit 207 Thursday, Oct. 8, after being 205 Wednesday, Oct. 7, and 200 on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Hospitalization numbers always reflect the day before.
Hospitalizations remain far below their summer peak — 638 confirmed coronavirus patients July 25 — but officials are on guard against overpacked hospitals as winter comes and people start being hospitalized with the flu, too.
San Bernardino County reported another 10 deaths from COVID-19 and another 314 cases of the novel coronavirus Friday, Oct. 9.
Here are the latest numbers, according to county and state public health officials.
San Bernardino County
Confirmed cases: 57,517 total, up 314 from Thursday, averaging 264 reported per day in the past week
Deaths: 984 total, up 10 from Thursday, averaging 3.1 reported per day in the past week
Hospital survey: 207 confirmed and 51 suspected patients hospitalized Thursday, including 35 confirmed and 10 suspected patients in the ICU, with 25 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 19.7% from a week earlier.People tested: 672,284 total, up 6,292 from Thursday, averaging 5,143 reported per day in the past week
Resolved cases (estimate): 54,352 total, up 129 from Thursday, averaging 244 per day in the past week
Reopening plan tier: Purple (widespread risk level). Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed.
- New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 9.2 as of Tuesday
- Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 9.6 as of Tuesday
- Test positivity rate: 6.4% as of Tuesday
- Positivity rate in socioeconomically challenged neighborhoods: 8.1%, as of Tuesday
- What’s next: San Bernardino County is meeting one criteria to move to a less-restrictive tier (positivity rate of 8% or less) but not the other two (adjusted case rate of 7.0 or less and positivity rate of 8% or less in socioeconomically challenged neighborhoods). When it has met all three for two consecutive weeks, it can advance. The state updates numbers and tiers on Tuesdays.
To see a map and list of cases, deaths and per-capita rates by community, click here.
Here is a look at how the county’s numbers have changed each day: