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.
The Coachella Valley Unified School District on Tuesday reported a total of 21 active COVID-19 cases among students and three among staff. At Coachella Valley High School, there were five cases among students, according to the district.
Hospitalizations increase slightly on Tuesday, with the county reporting 429 patients. That is up five since Tuesday. There are 121 people in intensive care, down seven from the previous day.
Fifteen deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to 4,921. There have been 339,126 recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic.
In Riverside County, 56.8% of residents ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated, while 64.8% have at least one dose.
Ema Sasic covers health in the Coachella Valley. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ema_sasic.