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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.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHT: THE ORIGINS OF PIONEERTOWN

Folklore has it that Pioneertown was started by Gene Autry in the 1940s, The Hi-Desert Magazine has a different origin for the town that was built as a movie set for Hollywood westerns. Hilary Sloane puts on her cowboy boots to give a brief history of Pioneertown…

Tami Roleff Photo

Actor Dick Curtis discovered the area that became known as Pioneertown while riding on horseback in the mid-1940s. He convinced Russel Hayden, Roy Rogers, and some members of the Sons of the Pioneers to invest in an “all-inclusive filming location” for westerns. The town was built in 1946 and included facades of stables, saloons, and a jail, while the interiors featured ice cream parlors, a bowling alley, and a motel.

Dick Curtis

Phil Krasne began shooting “The Cisco Kid” for television in Pioneertown, and after nine months of production, he sold the rights to MCA-Universal for $1 million. More than 50 films and TV shows were filmed in Pioneertown in the 1940s and ’50s.

Shirley Tipping photo

For more information about the history of Pioneertown, see the link below:
http://z1077fm.com/CiscoKidWasFriendMine.pdf
Copyright © 1998 Hi-Desert Magazine.

BACKLOG BUMPS UP SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY COVID-19 TESTING NUMBERS, LATEST LOCAL STATS

The number of people tested for coronavirus in San Bernardino County rose by 7,903 on Sunday (Sept. 27), more than any single day total to date, but it was due to a backlog that was recently entered into the system. The county is poised to move into the state’s less restrictive red risk tier on Tuesday, if its case numbers and positivity rates meet state criteria. Data released by the state last week shows the county has been testing an average of 153.5 people per 100,000 residents, below the state median of 216.4. The county also reported 92 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, and no new deaths.

Here in the Morongo Basin we have had 479 confirmed cases and 27 deaths: Joshua Tree, 96 cases and three deaths; Landers, 10 cases and one death; Morongo Valley, 43 cases and one death; Pioneertown, two cases; Twentynine Palms, 87 cases and one death; and Yucca Valley 241 cases and 21 deaths.

The average number of new cases over the last seven days, 287, jumped up from 138 Friday after a state data correction added 500 more cases Saturday. Both averages are well below the peak seven-day averages of new cases, which were in the 700s for more than half of July.

Here are the latest San Bernardino County numbers, according to county and state officials.

Confirmed cases: 54,478 total, up 92 from Saturday, averaging 287 reported per day in the past week

Deaths: 925 total, no change from Saturday, averaging 2.4 reported per day in the past week

Hospital survey: 152 confirmed and 44 suspected patients hospitalized Saturday, including 47 confirmed and 4 suspected patients in the ICU, with 25 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is down 9.0% from a week earlier.

People tested: 616,616 total, up 7,903 from Saturday, averaging 4,962 reported per day in the past week

Resolved cases (estimate): 52,081 total, up 371 from Saturday, averaging 265 per day in the past week

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

COUNTY COVID-19 NUMBERS TRENDING DOWN, LOCAL CASES AT 467 AND 27 DEATHS

Over the last seven days the average number of new coronavirus cases in San Bernardino County is 106, far below the peak in July, which saw a seven-day moving average of more than 700 almost every day, according to county data. There have been 52,471 total confirmed cases, equal to about 2.4% of the county’s 2,180,085 residents. Of those confirmed cases, about 1.7% of patients have died from complications of COVID-19.

Here in the Morongo Basin we have had 467 confirmed cases and 27 deaths: Yucca Valley with 239 cases and 21 deaths; Twentynine Palms, 87 cases and one death; Joshua Tree, at 87 cases and three deaths; Morongo Valley, 43 cases and one death; Landers, nine cases and one death; and Pioneertown, with two cases.

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

San Bernardino County

  • Confirmed cases: 52,471, up from 52,287 Saturday, Sept. 19
  • Deaths: 908, no change from Saturday
  • Hospitalizations: 167 confirmed patients Saturday, down from 169 Friday; 54 suspected patients Saturday, up from 47 Friday
  • Intensive-care unit: 45 confirmed patients Saturday, down from 50 Friday; 11 suspected patients Saturday, up from 10 Friday
  • People tested: 581,884, up from 575,953 Saturday
  • Reopening plan tier: Purple (widespread risk level). Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed.
  • New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 6.8 as of Tuesday, Sept. 15
  • Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 7.4 as of Tuesday
  • Test positivity rate: 6.4% as of Tuesday

What’s next: 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 the numbers on Tuesdays.

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY COVID-19 DEATHS AND CASES TRENDING DOWNWARD

San Bernardino County reported no new coronavirus deaths and just 10 new confirmed cases Monday (Sept. 14), as cases, deaths, and hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to trend downward. As of Monday, the county has 50,709 confirmed cases and 832 deaths. San Bernardino County has reported 3,067 new cases and 116 deaths between Sept. 1 and 14. Both are down from the previous two-week period, when 6,078 cases and 148 deaths were reported. Hospitalizations are also down almost 60% over the past four weeks.

Here in the Morongo Basin we have had 438 confirmed cases and 18 deaths. Yucca Valley has 233 cases and 14 deaths; Twentynine Palms, 82 cases and one death; Joshua Tree, 74 cases and two deaths; Morongo Valley, 38 cases; Landers nine cases and one death; and Pioneertown with two cases.

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

San Bernardino County

Confirmed cases: 50,709, up from 50,699 Sunday, Sept. 13

Deaths: 832, no change from Sunday

Hospitalizations: 183 confirmed patients Sunday, down from 190 Saturday, Sept. 12; 34 suspected patients Sunday, down from 36 Saturday

Intensive-care unit: 65 confirmed patients Sunday, down from 66 Saturday; 4 suspected patients Sunday, up from 2 Saturday

People tested: 548,799, up from 545,008 Sunday

Recoveries (estimated): 45,601, up from 45,508 Sunday

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

New cases per day per 100,000 residents: 7.9

Case rate adjusted for testing volume: 8.7

Test positivity rate: 7.5%

To advance to the red/substantial risk tier, San Bernardino County would need both an adjusted case rate of 7 or less and a positivity rate of 8% or less for two consecutive weeks.