Riverside County health officials on Tuesday reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional virus-related deaths. Of those new cases, 110 were in the Coachella Valley’s nine cities, as was the additional death.

There are now 38,487 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county, and 738 of those have been fatal. Riverside County, the fourth most-populous county in California, continues to have the second-highest number of cases and deaths in the state, behind only Los Angeles County.

The county on Tuesday also reported that a total of 450 coronavirus patients are currently hospitalized, 25 more than the day before. Of those, 133 are in intensive care units, which has not changed since Monday.

More than half the county’s COVID-19 cases are among people under age 40. The cases are broken down by age as follows, according to health officials:

  • 619 cases (1.7%) are among people ages 0 to 4
  • 2,557 cases (6.9%) are among people ages 5 to 17
  • 16,282 cases (44%) are among people ages 18 to 39
  • 13,515 cases (36.5%) are among people ages 40 to 64
  • 2,947 cases (8%) are among people ages 65 to 79
  • 1,080 cases (2.9%) are among people 80 years or older

The county reported it conducted 1,497 tests since Monday. Another 380 patients have recovered, bringing the total of recovered patients to 20,079. Around 52% of total coronavirus patients in the county have recovered.

The Coachella Valley cities with the highest rates of infection are in Thermal, Oasis, Coachella, Mecca and Garnet:

  • Thermal (population 1,359) has a rate of infection of about 97 cases per 1,000 residents.
  • Oasis (population 3,020) has a rate of infection of about 82 cases per 1,000 residents.
  • Coachella (population 44,849) has a rate of infection of about 44 cases per 1,000 residents.
  • Mecca (population 7,174) has a rate of infection of about 44 cases per 1,000 residents.
  • Garnet (population 5,057) has a rate of infection of about 32 cases per 1,000 residents.
  • The Coachella Valley cities with the highest mortality rates are Mecca, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Desert Edge and Indio:

    • Mecca has a mortality rate of 1.12 deaths per 1,000 residents.
    • Palm Desert (population 52,124) has a mortality rate of 0.81 deaths per 1,000 residents.
    • Rancho Mirage (population 18,075) has a mortality rate of 0.77 deaths per 1,000 residents.
    • Indio (population 88,291) has a mortality rate of 0.67 deaths per 1,000 residents.
    • Oasis has a mortality rate of 0.66 deaths per 1,000 residents.

Riverside County’s overall rate of infection is about 1,615 per 100,000 residents. The county has seen about 31 deaths from coronavirus complications per 100,000 people.

Coachella Valley: Cases so far

Officials reported 110 new cases and 1 additional death in the Coachella Valley’s nine cities since Monday. Here’s the city and community breakdown, with the numbers in parentheses showing increases over the past day:

  • Cathedral City: 1,396 cases (+14) and 22 deaths
  • Coachella: 1,972 cases (+10) and 17 deaths
  • Desert Hot Springs: 772 cases (+12) and 14 deaths
  • Indian Wells: 35 cases and 2 death
  • Indio: 2,657 cases (+25) and 59 deaths
  • La Quinta: 596 cases (+5) and 15 deaths
  • Palm Desert: 789 cases (+4) and 42 deaths (-1)
  • Palm Springs: 785 cases (+20) and 27 deaths (+1)
  • Rancho Mirage: 193 cases (+4) and 14 deaths
  • Unincorporated communities: Bermuda Dunes: 99 cases (+2) and 3 deaths; Desert Edge: 34 cases (+1) and 2 deaths; Desert Palms: 38 cases and 2 deaths; Garnet: 162 cases (+3) and 1 death; Mecca: 315 cases (+3) and 8 deaths; North Shore: 102 cases and 1 death; Oasis: 246 cases (+5) and 2 deaths; Sky Valley: 32 cases and 0 deaths; Thermal: 132 cases (+1) and 0 deaths; Thousand Palms: 149 cases (+1) and 0 deaths; Vista Santa Rosa: 63 cases and 1 death
  • California: 519,427 cases (+4,526)  and 9,501 deaths (+113)

Laine Henry is an intern at The Desert Sun. You may reach him at laine.henry@desertsun.com