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Inland Empire COVID-19 Update: 09/17/21

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.

News cases of COVID-19 in Riverside and San Bernardino have mainly continued to decline.

On Wednesday, Riverside County reported another 543 new cases. Confirmed Covid Hospitalizations continue declining, with 519 confirmed current cases, over 200 down from the last peak of 741 on Aug. 31. There are currently 130 in the ICU. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, there were 17 new reported Covid-19 deaths.

In San Bernardino County, on Wednesday, there were 588 new reported cases. There are currently 483 Covid Hospitalizations, down by 105 compared to last Friday. 143 ICU beds are filled in the county. Over the last 14 days, of the 15 fatal cases in the county with known vaccination status, 13 were not fully vaccinated, and 2 were.


Jonathan Linden is a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and had previously interned for the station in the Spring of 2019. Outside of KVCR, Jonathan also interned for KALW in San Francisco, KFI in Burbank, and Radio HCJB in Quito, Ecuador.