Riverside County on Tuesday, June 23, reported the most new coronavirus cases in a day and also set records for the total number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and those in intensive-care units with the disease.
The 631 cases since Monday, June 22, are the most confirmed in a single day — excluding numbers input on Mondays, which include people whose cases were confirmed on Saturday and Sunday — since the county began testing for COVID-19.
There have now been 14,431 confirmed cases of the virus and 431 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Riverside County, according to the public health department’s website. That’s seven new deaths since Monday.
County hospitals have 315 people with coronavirus, including 90 people in intensive care. Coronavirus hospitalizations hit records for three straight days last week, hitting a previous peak of 311 on Friday.
The website states that 7,009 people have recovered from COVID-19.
The county has processed 193,954 tests, including people who took the test more than once.
As the county has pushed for more younger people to be tested, more cases have been confirmed in those age groups — 217 people under age 5 and 842 people between 5 and 17 and 5,421 people aged 18-39 have tested positive in the county. The virus has been found in 5,438 people aged 40-64, 1,344 people aged 65 to 79 and 615 people over 80.
Multiple one-day records for new cases have been broken in the past week — including seven days ago, when a then-record 409 cases were confirmed. Since June 16, the county has confirmed 2,737 cases — a 23% increase. Thirty-six county residents have died of COVID-19 since then.
Neighboring San Bernardino County also recorded its highest one-day total Tuesday, with the increase attributed to gatherings held over Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends, reopenings and protests over police brutality that drew crowds.
See a list of community-by-community cases here.
Staff Writer Nikie Johnson contributed to this report.