Jeff Pack
Staff Writer

Riverside University Health System reported 220 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, Sept. 15, and 7 new deaths throughout the county. In all, 55,986 have tested positive for the virus and 1,125 people have died since the county began recording data back in early March. 

The county reported there were four more people hospitalized overnight — a total of 155. There are currently 49 people being treated in ICUs for the virus, one more than the day before.

The county reported that 51,032 people have recovered from the virus, but that number is 443 more than what was reported Monday

The county reported that 578,966 have been tested so far. 

There were 403 confirmed cases in county jails and another 2,008 cases recorded in state prisons within the county Friday

“I do have a bit of good news: Over 90% of those who have been diagnosed with a case have recovered,” Public Health Director Kim  Saruwatari told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Emergency Management Director Bruce Barton told the board that the county “continues to see a precipitous drop in hospitalizations” connected to the virus.

“We’re continuing to see the trends move in a positive direction,” he said. “We’re watching and monitoring.”

The number of known active virus cases is 3,899, a drop of 160 since Monday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 55,986 — according to the County Executive Office.

Riverside County began including a count of the recoveries in each city and community and Valley News has reformatted the report to make the numbers easier to read and interpret. 

The current number of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries by city and community:

Temecula
Confirmed Cases: 1,015
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 937

Murrieta
Confirmed Cases: 1,170
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 1,044

Wildomar
Confirmed Cases: 547
Deaths: 14
Recovered: 485

Lake Elsinore
Confirmed Cases: 1,190
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 1,117

Canyon Lake
Confirmed Cases: 99
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 87

Menifee
Confirmed Cases: 1,420
Deaths: 25
Recovered: 1,224

Hemet
Confirmed Cases: 1,623
Deaths: 59
Recovered: 1,468

San Jacinto
Confirmed Cases: 1,084
Deaths: 23
Recovered: 1,007

Anza
Confirmed Cases: 13
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 13

East Hemet
Confirmed Cases: 331
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 293

French Valley
Confirmed Cases: 312
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 285

Lakeland Village
Confirmed Cases: 209
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 194

Valle Vista
Confirmed Cases: 226
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 194

Winchester
Confirmed Cases: 20
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 18

Daily updates and more information on coronavirus in Riverside County can be found on the county’s website, https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com