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Inland Empire COVID-19 Update: 1/18/22

A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Both Riverside and San Bernardino County saw at least a 15% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the last week.

In Riverside County, there were 18,810 new reported cases over the weekend. That's a 5% increase compared to last Monday. Hospitalizations have increased by 15% since last Monday, with 1023. ICU cases have seen a 10% increase in the same period with 152 current patients. Over the last seven days, the county has reported 44 new COVID-19 related deaths

In San Bernardino County, there were 20,030 new reported cases over the weekend. That's an 8% increase compared to last Monday. Hospitalizations have increased by 20% since last Monday, with 1126. ICU cases increased by a total number of 40 in that same period, with 217 patients. Over the previous week, the county has reported 49 COVID-19 related deaths.