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MORONGO BASIN UP TO 109 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19

San Bernardino County reported 423 new coronavirus cases, but no new deaths Monday (July 6). The number of confirmed cases in the county so far rose to 15,345. Deaths remained at 269.

Here in the Morongo Basin we have 109 confirmed cases: Yucca Valley with 62, Joshua Tree 20, Twentynine Palms 16, and Morongo Valley at 11. A projected 8,324 people have recovered, according to the county. On Sunday (July 5) there were 484 COVID-19 positive patients and 81 patients suspected to have the disease in county hospitals, according to the state’s data.

So far, 160,643 people have been tested in the county of 2.1 million residents, 9.6 percent were positive. The time it takes for the virus to double in the community was 19.8 days.

NEW COUNTY CORONAVIRUS CASES UP BY 406, LOCAL CASES NOW AT 84

San Bernardino County reported seven coronavirus-related deaths and 406 new cases Thursday, July 2. The county heads into the long July 4 weekend with 265 deaths and 13,152 confirmed cases so far.

Here in the Morongo Basin, confirmed cases have ticked up to 84: Yucca Valley with 43, Joshua Tree 19, Twentynine Palms with 14 and Morongo Valley eight. A projected 7,461 people have recovered.

There have been 148,704 people tested so far in the county of 2.1 million residents, of which 8.8 percent tested positive for the virus. Wednesday there were 428 coronavirus-positive patients in county hospitals, the highest number reported so far. There were 151 positive patients in intensive care Wednesday. The time it takes for the virus to double in the community is 19.6 days, according to the dashboard.

COUNTY SETS A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES AND TESTING

San Bernardino County hit another record for new coronavirus cases and testing Tuesday (June 30). The county reported 753 new cases, the highest number of cases reported on a single day, and four deaths. Public health officials attribute the increase to a backlog of cases over the past several days. There have been 12,550 cases confirmed and 253 deaths so far. The daily updates reflect cases and deaths that occurred over the past several days, not on a single day.

Here in the Morongo Basin there are 81 confirmed cases: Yucca Valley with 40; Joshua Tree 19; Twentynine Palms 14; and Morongo Valley, eight.

Tuesday, the county reported its biggest number of tests on one day, at 6,720. So far, 139,704 people have been tested in the county, of which 9 percent were positive.
For the past week, the county has averaged more than 4,000 tests per day. Hospitalizations continue to go up, with 393 COVID-19 positive patients in county hospitals, up from 376 on Sunday. A projected 6,961 people have recovered from the disease, according to the county.
The time it takes for the virus to double in the community was 19.3 days.

Location         Positive Cases
Adelanto      171
Apple Valley  177
Barstow          60
Big Bear City           6
Big Bear Lake           9
Bloomington 222
Chino           1,399
Chino Hills    251
Colton           548
Crestline        21
Fontana       1,469
Fort Irwin       2
Grand Terrace         59
Hesperia        334
Highland      365
Joshua Tree 19
Loma Linda 137
Mentone       69
Montclair      274
Morongo Valley        8
Needles         5
Oak Hills        43
Ontario         1,183
Phelan           43
Rancho Cucamonga 564
Redlands     526
Rialto 724
Rimforest       1
Running Springs      7
San Bernardino      2,076
Twentynine Palms   14
Upland         333
Victorville     527
Wrightwood   2
Yucaipa        333
Yucca Valley           40
Undetermined          529
Grand Total   12,550

COUNTY CORONAVIRUS CASES UP TO 11,501; MORONGO BASIN AT 78

The number of novel coronavirus cases in San Bernardino climbed to 11,501 over the weekend as Governor Gavin Newsom recommended closing area bars to slow the spread. Numbers released Sunday (June 28), show the number of deaths stayed the same Saturday and rose by one Sunday to 249. The total number of people tested in the county grew to 130,179 on Sunday, of those tested, 8.8 percent of patients were positive. Chino saw its numbers jump by 300 over the weekend to 1,333; no other location in the county saw a triple digit increase. The next biggest increases were in San Bernardino, which went up by 51 cases to 1,943; and Fontana, which went up by 38 to 1,316.

Here in the Morongo Basin we have had 78 confirmed case: Yucca Valley with 39, Joshua Tree with 18, Twentynine Palms 14, and Morongo Valley seven.

Chino is the site of the two largest outbreaks in the county at the California Institution for Men and at the California Institution for Women. According to the county, it will take 19.3 days for the number of  cases to double.

Adelanto      162
Apple Valley  160
Barstow          54
Big Bear City           4
Big Bear Lake           8
Bloomington 200
Chino           1,333
Chino Hills    218
Colton           495
Crestline        19
Fontana       1,316
Fort Irwin       2
Grand Terrace         52
Hesperia        303
Highland      340
Joshua Tree 18
Loma Linda 127
Mentone       57
Montclair      259
Morongo Valley        7
Needles         5
Oak Hills        40
Ontario         1,065
Phelan           41
Rancho Cucamonga 502
Redlands     486
Rialto 652
Rimforest       1
Running Springs      6
San Bernardino      1,943
Twentynine Palms   14
Upland         304
Victorville     490
Wrightwood   2
Yucaipa        314
Yucca Valley           39
Undetermined          463
Grand Total   11,501

BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE IS OPEN IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley is now open every day from 7:30 a.m. until dusk. The parking lot and restrooms are open.

The Marsh, Mesquite, and Desert Willow Trails are now designated “one way” to allow for mandated safe distancing. Masks are required in public when you are within 6 feet of others from a different household. Bird walks and the Education Center are cancelled until further notice.