RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Riverside County surpassed 6,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus today, with health officials adding 101 new infections, along with nine additional deaths.
The number of documented cases now stands at 6,053 with 270 deaths, according to the Riverside University Health System.
Of the 195 county residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 68 are being treated in intensive care units, the same as on Monday.
All county residents — whether they are suffering from coronavirus symptoms or not — can get tested at a variety of locations, including eight funded by the state that opened last week. To receive exams at these sites, which include Mecca, Norco, Desert Hot Springs and Hemet, appointments must be made at https://lhi.care/covidtesting.
Four drive-up testing sites run by county public health officials in Perris, Indio, Riverside and Lake Elsinore remain operational and can be accessed if an appointment is made ahead of time. The appointments line is 800-945-6171.
More than 86,000 Riverside County residents have been tested for the coronavirus, which accounts for more than 3% of the county’s population of nearly 2.5 million.