COVID-19: Riverside County adds 1,289 new cases, 15 deaths, 5 hospitalizations on Tuesday

Riverside County added 1,289 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths and five hospitalizations on Tuesday, according to county data. 

There have been more than 13,300 COVID-19 cases reported in September, surpassing totals for the months of March (5,011), April (3,989), May (2,251), June (1,005) and July (6,840). 

The county’s case rate is 23.3 per 100,000, and its positivity rate is 7.2% — both slightly down from Monday’s numbers.

Riverside County has a “high” community transmission rate, which is defined as more than 100 cumulative cases per 100,000 residents in a week, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker. 

The Palm Springs Unified School District reported 31 students and five staff members across 27 schools have tested positive for COVID-19. Cabot Yerxa Elementary School in Desert Hot Springs has three confirmed active student cases and one staff case, the most of any school in the district as of Tuesday.

died due to COVID-19 complications.