While the number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals is up to 149, or up 10.4% from a week earlier, at its height it had been in the 500s through most of July, according to state data.
Riverside County has the sixth highest number of positive patients in hospitals, behind Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange counties.
Here are the numbers as of Thursday, according to state and county public health officials.
Confirmed cases: 63,125 total, up 225 from Wednesday, Oct. 14, averaging 244 reported per day in the past week
Deaths: 1,269 total, up five from Wednesday, averaging 3.0 reported per day in the past week
Hospital survey: 149 confirmed and 69 suspected patients hospitalized Wednesday, including 42 confirmed and eight suspected patients in the ICU, with 20 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 10.4% from a week earlier.People tested: 725,545 total, up 3,826 from Wednesday, averaging 5,560 reported per day in the past week
Recovered cases: 57,173 total, up 260 from Wednesday, averaging 195 per day in the past week
Reopening plan tier: Red (substantial risk level, some non-essential indoor business operations are closed) based on these metrics as of Tuesday, Oct. 13:
- New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 8.1
- Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 9.2
- Test positivity rate: 5.9% (7.7% in socioeconomically challenged neighborhoods)
- What’s next: Riverside County is not meeting the criteria to move to a less-restrictive tier. When it has met them for two consecutive weeks, and has been in this tier for at least three weeks, it can advance. If its metrics get worse for two consecutive weeks, it will move back. 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: