Another 20 Riverside County residents have been reported dead due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to public health officials.
The county does not update COVID-19 statistics on weekends, so it’s not clear what day the deaths were logged. As of Monday, March 8, 3,912 county residents have died of the virus.
Here are the numbers as of Monday, according to state and county public health officials.
Confirmed cases: 291,040 total, up 136 from Friday, March 5, averaging 181 reported per day in the past week
Deaths: 3,912 total, up 20 from Friday, averaging 17.1 reported per day in the past week
Hospital survey: 251 confirmed and 63 suspected patients hospitalized Sunday, including 64 confirmed and 10 suspected patients in the ICU, with 19 of 21 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 18.2% from a week earlier.
Tests: 2,545,613 total, up 23,229 from Friday, averaging 7,588 reported per day in the past week
Recovered cases: 280,923 total, up 2,207 from Friday, averaging 852 per day in the past week
Vaccinations: The county says 585,517 doses have been administered to Riverside County residents as of Monday.
Reopening plan tier: Purple (widespread risk level; many nonessential indoor business operations are closed) based on these metrics as of Tuesday, March 2:
- New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 11.0
- Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 11.3
- Test positivity rate: 5.8% (6.1% in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods)
- What’s next: To advance to the red tier and reopen more businesses, Riverside County would need an adjusted case rate of 7.0 or below and both positivity rates below 8.0% for two consecutive weeks.
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:
Staff writer Daniel Aitken contributed to this report.