Riverside County coronavirus cases, hospitalizations remain flat

Riverside County coronavirus cases, hospitalizations remain flat

The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are holding steady in Riverside County.

Officials on Thursday, March 4, reported 246 new COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths. The overall case positivity rate remains at 5.8%.

State data also showed that, as of Wednesday, March 3, there were 303 patients hospitalized with the virus, including 68 in intensive care units.

Here are the numbers as of Thursday, according to state and county public health officials.

Riverside County

Confirmed cases: 290,744 total, up 246 from Wednesday, averaging 223 reported per day in the past week

Deaths: 3,884 total, up 35 from Wednesday, averaging 19.3 reported per day in the past week

Hospital survey: 303 confirmed and 43 suspected patients hospitalized Wednesday, including 68 confirmed and three suspected patients in the ICU, with 20 of 21 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 20.5% from a week earlier.

Tests: 2,513,395 total, up 10,163 from Wednesday, averaging 8,189 reported per day in the past week

Recovered cases: 277,940 total, up 799 from Wednesday, averaging 1,237 per day in the past week.

Vaccinations: The county says 547,805 doses have been administered to Riverside County residents as of Thursday.

Reopening plan tier: Purple (widespread risk level; many nonessential indoor business operations are closed) based on these metrics as of Tuesday:

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.

By DEEPA BHARATH | dbharath@scng.com | Orange County Register
PUBLISHED: March 4, 2021 at 4:35 p.m. | UPDATED: March 4, 2021 at 4:36 p.m.


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