Lake Elsinore City Council discusses COVID-19 testing and vaccines

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Council member Brian Tisdale of the Lake Elsinore City Council discusses COVID-19 numbers in Riverside County at the Feb. 9 city council meeting. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Councilmember Brian Tisdale gave an update on coronavirus testing at the Lake Elsinore City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9. The number of total tests that Riverside County has done is over 2 million, with 283,525 confirmed cases. Currently in the county, 755 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 193 people in the ICU. There have been 3,414 deaths and 238,136 people who have recovered from the coronavirus. “I just point this out sort of as a reminder that COVID-19, even though we have a vaccine, is still out there, people are still getting sick, people are still going to the emergency room and people are still dying,” Tisdale said. “Our positivity rate is right around 14% so that has declined, we do have capacity in our hospitals again and those numbers have gone dow
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