On Tuesday, June 23, the California Department of Public Health announced COVID-19 statistics that showed many of California’s key COVID-19 indicators have remained stable over the past 14-day average.
California’s positivity rate has remained at about 4.9 percent positivity over the past 14-days, even as testing activity increased statewide. There have been more than 3.49 million tests conducted in California as of Monday.
“As testing capacity continued to increase across the state, an increase in the number of positive cases has been expected,” stated a California Department of Public Health press release.
Statewide there have been 183,073 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,580 deaths.
The county of San Bernardino has had 10,407 confirmed cases, including 5,943 recoveries, as of Wednesday, June 24. The county has had 245 deaths for a case fatality rate of 2.4 percent.
The city of Highland has had 311 confirmed cases and five deaths.
The county’s average of new cases has been stable with a slight uptick over the past 14 days, with new cases averaging 93.6 per day.
The county experienced its highest day for new cases on Thursday, June 18, with a reported 440 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. This coincided with the county’s top day of testing so far, with 4,611 tests conducted on Thursday. The next highest day of testing was May 26 when 3,651 tests when conducted countywide. The county has an 8.6 percent positivity rate.
More than 2,820 Highlanders have been tested.
To increase testing capacity the county has opened testing to all residents (with or without symptoms) and has held multiple drive-in and walk-up testing events throughout the county.
The county is now holding testing five days a week at 16 stationary sites throughout the county. Local testing sites include Citrus Valley High School, 800 W. Pioneer Ave., Redlands; Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, 1314 E. Date St., San Bernardino; and National Orange Show, 689 South E St., San Bernardino.
Tests are held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on an appointment-only basis. To make an appointment, visit sbcovid19.com or call (909) 387-3911.
Also on Monday, June 22, California Office of Emergency Services (OES) released data on its efforts to supply the state’s COVID-19 response. OES has provided 50 million N95 masks, 125.5 million procedure masks, 29.3 million gloves and 7.7 million face shields. They have also provided 1,305 trailers and 15,781 rooms to serve the homeless population and 408,381 hotel room nights for healthcare workers. OES also distributed 59.4 million food bank meals.