MORONGO BASIN COVID-19 NUMBERS TICK UP TO 487 CASES AND 29 DEATHS

San Bernardino County public health officials Sunday reported 140 more people have tested positive for coronavirus, and no new deaths. The county averaged 243 new cases reported per day over the past week. At the height of the last wave, July 19 saw 788 cases per day averaged over seven days, according to the county. In San Bernardino County there are 57,974 confirmed cases, averaging 243 reported per day in the past week. There have been 986 deaths, averaging 3.4 reported per day in the past week.

Here in the Morongo Basin, there are 487 confirmed cases and 29 deaths: Yucca Valley with 243 cases and 23 deaths; Joshua Tree 98 cases and three deaths; Twentynine Palms, 91 cases and one death; Morongo Valley 42, cases and one death; Landers 11 cases and one death; and Pioneertown with two cases.

San Bernardino County is meeting one criteria to move to a less-restrictive tier (positivity rate of 8% or less) but not the other (adjusted case rate of 7.0 or less). When it has met both for two consecutive weeks, it can advance. The state updates numbers and tiers on Tuesdays.

Other statistics released Sunday, October 11, 2020

Hospital survey: 192 confirmed and 52 suspected patients hospitalized Saturday, including 35 confirmed and 9 suspected patients in the ICU, with 25 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 12.9% from a week earlier.

People tested: 685,633 total, up 6,816 from Saturday, averaging 5,313 reported per day in the past week

Resolved cases (estimate): 55,088 total, up 310 from Saturday, averaging 256 per day in the past week

Reopening plan tier: Purple (widespread risk level). Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed.

New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 9.2 as of Tuesday.

Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 9.6 as of Tuesday.

Test positivity rate: 6.4% as of Tuesday.

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