As of Tuesday, June 8, San Bernardino County recorded 298,728 total cases, up 439 from last week’s 298,289. The county recorded 293,405 recoveries, up 628 from last week’s 292,777. A total of 4,584 deaths have been recorded, up 29 from last week’s 4,555. The case fatality rate remains at 1.5 percent.

The county is now meeting all of the three criteria to move into the Yellow Tier as of June 8. However, California is reopening its economy on Tuesday, June 15, which ends the tiered color system.

As of June 8, the positivity rate is 1 percent, and the positivity rate in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods is 1.1 percent. The two categories are within the Yellow Tier’s threshold of below 2 percent. The county’s daily new case rate per 100,000 residents is still within the Yellow Tier at 1.5 cases. Last week it was 2.2 cases.

The 51 hospital patients are down 16 from the previous week’s 67. The patients are utilizing 2.1 percent of the beds, down slightly from the previous week’s 2.6 percent. The county recorded 14 positive ICU patients, down two from the previous week. COVID-19 patients are occupying 3.3 percent of these beds. ICU availability dipped from 43.8 percent to 43.7 percent.

During the week of May 23, Redlands Unified recorded eight daily new cases per 100,000 residents within the district, moving the district into the Red Tier.

According to John Hopkins University, San Bernardino County remains eighth in total COVID-19 cases out of the country’s 3,143 counties. Riverside County remains seventh with 300,929 cases. Los Angeles County has the most with over 1 million cases.

Highland recorded 8,189 total cases and 126 deaths. During the week of May 23-29, the city had nine new cases and a test positivity rate of 1 percent.

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