Another 274 people have tested positive for coronavirus, according to numbers released by San Bernardino County Sunday (Oct. 4). No new deaths were reported. At the peak in July, seven-day averages of daily new cases were in the 700s for more than half of the month. The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals had been mostly going down since a high of 638 on July 25, but the number has been ticking up for five of the last seven days, according to state data.

The Joshua Tree COVID-19 test site at Copper Mountain College has new hours of operation from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; they take lunch from 12 to 1. They cannot complete any tests after 3 p.m. because of the lab pickup schedule. The Joshua Tree site is advertising that results take 3-5 days, however many are receiving results in 12 to 24 hours. Walk-ins are welcome but if clients have an appointment it will be faster. The county says it will be expanding services to include a flu shot clinic in the near future.  

Here are the latest numbers, according to county and state public health officials.

San Bernardino County

  • Confirmed cases: 56,275 total, up 274 from Saturday, averaging 257 reported per day in the past week
  • Deaths: 962 total, no change from Saturday, averaging 5.3 reported per day in the past week
  • Hospital survey: 170 confirmed and 54 suspected patients hospitalized Saturday, including 43 confirmed and 7 suspected patients in the ICU, with 24 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 11.8% from a week earlier.
  • People tested: 648,439 total, up 5,825 from Saturday, averaging 4,546 reported per day in the past week
  • Resolved cases (estimate): 53,299 total, up 319 from Saturday, averaging 174 per day in the past week 

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