Riverside County hits new high for coronavirus ICU cases: 139 – Press-Enterprise

Riverside County set a new high for coronavirus hospital patients in intensive care, the Monday, July 13, update shows.

As of Monday, 139 COVID-19 patients were in the ICU, up from 116 in the Friday, July 10, update posted on the county public health website. Overall hospitalizations fell from 528 Friday to 513 on Sunday, July 12, according to the California Department of Public

The county was using 100% of its licensed ICU beds Friday, forcing hospitals to convert regular beds to ICU beds to compensate. Licensed ICU bed utilization fell to 95.6% Saturday, according to the county, with COVID-19 patients accounting for roughly a third of licensed ICU beds being used.

Of the 509 coronavirus patients in Riverside County hospitals on Saturday, seven were state prison inmates and four were from Imperial County.

Here are the latest numbers, according to Riverside County and state public health officials.

Cases: 25,748, up from 24,765 cases Friday

Deaths: 550, up from 537 Friday

Hospitalizations: 513, down from 528 Friday; Suspected patients: 122, down from 162 Friday (Last updated by the state Sunday)

Intensive-care unit patients: 139, up from 116 Friday; Suspected patients: Nine, down from 15 Friday (Last updated by the state Sunday)

Recoveries: 9,711, up from 9,367 Friday

Long-term care facilities (includes nursing homes): Residents: 1,328, no change from Friday, according to the county; Deaths: 146, up from 141 as of Tuesday, according to the state; Employees: 821 as of Monday, according to the county.

Tests conducted: 289,362, up from 272,981 Friday

To see a full list of community-by-community cases, click here.

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