According to the Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS) website, the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove has a total of 77 reported COVID-19 cases since the outbreak and one death reported. Fifty-three of the 77 people have recovered.
Gov. Gavin Newsom put the Southern California region on a Stay-at-Home order. The order, which includes Riverside County, was triggered because of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity in the region.
Riverside County has 0% ICU bed availability and 0% in the region, according to the county’s website.
A team of physician assistants, nurses, and respiratory care practitioners from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force are in Riverside County to assist with the surge.
“In the past week, our 439-bed hospital (Main Campus and Arlington Campus), which normally has an average daily census of 350 patients, has been running an average daily census of around 450 patients. RUHS Medical Center had opened an additional 121 beds to support the continuing surge of patients in our region,” said Jennifer Cruikshank, chief executive officer at Riverside University Health System - Medical Center and Clinics. “These additional Department of Defense staffing resources come at a very important time and are breathing in a renewed energy and hope into our team that will help us continue to provide our expanded services and support the acute health care needs of more people in our region during this critical time.”
Businesses continue to be shut down. For information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares. To contact the County of Riverside’s Business and Community Services department, call 951-955-0493 or send an email to [email protected] for local assistance.
All the following were ordered to close in the governor’s new Stay-at-Home order: indoor and outdoor playgrounds; indoor recreational facilities; hair salons and barbershops; personal care services; museums, zoos and aquariums; movie theaters; wineries; bars, breweries and distilleries; family entertainment centers; cardrooms and satellite wagering, limited services; live audience sports and amusement parks. The following sectors can operate with additional modifications, 100% mask wearing and social distancing: outdoor recreational facilities, retail, shopping centers, hotels/lodging, restaurants (takeout only), offices, places of worship and entertainment production including professional sports.
Outdoor playgrounds were able to reopen after the state received pushback from the closure.
Visit https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/, for more information on the order.
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said that his department would not be enforcing the order.
As of press time on Jan. 12, Riverside County has 216,275 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2,250 deaths related to COVID-19 and 145,380 people have recovered. One thousand six hundred and seventy-five individuals are being hospitalized, and of those, 357 are in the ICU. The county’s positivity rate is 23.1%. The current adjusted case rate per 100,000 is 107.2. As of press time on Jan. 5, Riverside County had 198,236 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2,096 deaths related to COVID-19 and 131,588 people had recovered. One thousand five hundred and forty-three individuals were being hospitalized, and of those, 330 were in the ICU. The county’s positivity rate was 22.6%. The current adjusted case rate per 100,000 was 140.5. As of press time on Dec. 29, Riverside County had 174,477 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,870 deaths related to COVID-19 and 110,736 people had recovered. One thousand three hundred and sixty-seven individualswere being hospitalized, and of those, 282 were in the ICU. The county’s positivity rate was 21.3%. The current adjusted case rate per 100,000 was 120.4. To date, 1,858,147 total tests have been given for COVID-19 in Riverside County, according to RUHS.