Palm Springs area COVID-19: This summer wastewater tests show virus top Desert Sun


Samples collected at local wastewater plants show COVID-19 concentration&nbspis decreasing within the Coachella Valley, however the month of This summer had&nbspthe second-greatest average monthly power of herpes this season.&nbsp

Based on the latest report&nbspfrom the Palm Springs wastewater treatment plant,&nbspthere were about 539,134 viral copies of COVID-19 per liter&nbspfor This summer 25 and 26, lower about 43% from the week earlier.&nbspThis rate is comparable to a few days of May 16,&nbspwhen the typical was 544,167 viral copies per liter.

Even though the month of This summer averaged 966,183 viral copies per liter, the 2nd-greatest average of the season, the amount were cheaper than&nbspJanuary, when 3,380,717 viral copies per liter were recorded in the city’s wastewater plant.

An identical trend continues to be happening in the Valley Sanitary District in Indio, based on a report released Tuesday. Samples adopted This summer 25 and 26 demonstrated 334,914&nbspviral copies per liter and 265,362 viral copies per liter, correspondingly. COVID-19 concentration in wastewater continues to be decreasing since This summer 11.&nbsp

In the Valley Sanitary District, This summer also claimed the&nbspsecond-greatest monthly average of&nbspviral copies per liter&nbsp(457,086), far behind The month of january (3,777,479).

The nine Coachella Valley metropolitan areas formally added 749 new COVID-19 cases within the week ending Wednesday, though the amount likely doesn’t include is a result of&nbspat-home tests.&nbspThe county encourages at-home testers to report results, but it’s not needed.&nbspCases appear to possess plateaued within the valley:&nbsp746 cases were reported in the last week.

This is a full breakdown&nbspof confirmed total cases, deaths and recoveries by city&nbspsince the beginning of the pandemic (with weekly changes proven in parentheses):

  • Cathedral City: 13,530 confirmed cases (+91), 151 deaths (+), 13,288 recoveries (+113)
  • Coachella: 13,838 confirmed cases (+126), 121 deaths (+), 13,597 recoveries (+80)
  • Desert Hot Springs: 8,331 confirmed cases (+48), 98 deaths (+), 8,187 recoveries (+65)
  • Indian Wells: 678 confirmed cases (+3), 8 deaths (+), 666 deaths (+6)
  • Indio: 24,523 confirmed cases (+208), 285 deaths (+1), 24,054 recoveries (+209)
  • La Quinta: 9,014 confirmed cases (+85), 86 deaths (+), 8,847 recoveries (+85)
  • Palm Desert: 10,519 confirmed cases (+82), 150 deaths (+1), 10,282 recoveries (+99)
  • Palm Springs: 8,855 confirmed cases (+70), 158 deaths (+),&nbsp8,635 recoveries (+87)
  • Rancho Mirage: 3,101 confirmed cases (+36), 58 deaths (+), 3,010 recoveries (+30)

There have been also 82 COVID-19 cases&nbspreported in unincorporated communities within the week ending Wednesday:

  • Bermuda Dunes: 1,650 confirmed cases (+11) 13 deaths (+) 1,627 recoveries (+7)
  • Desert Edge: 691 confirmed cases (+5) 22 deaths (+) 663 recoveries (+5)
  • Desert Palms: 807 confirmed cases (+7) 35 deaths (+) 766 recoveries (+7)
  • Garnet: 1,583 confirmed cases (+9) 23 deaths (+) 1,552 recoveries (+10)
  • Mecca: 1,980 confirmed cases (+12) 23 deaths (+) 1,946 recoveries (+12)
  • Northern Coast: 741 confirmed cases (+4) 1 dying (+) 737 recoveries (+)
  • Oasis: 1,653 confirmed cases (+14) 9 deaths (+)&nbsp1,628 recoveries (+13)
  • Sky Valley: 475 confirmed cases (+) 7 deaths (+) 468 recoveries (+2)
  • Thermal: 815 confirmed cases (+8) 10 deaths (+) 800 recoveries (+9)
  • 1000 Palms: 2,000 confirmed cases (+10) 13 deaths (+) 1,980 recoveries (+15)
  • Vista Santa Rosa:&nbsp625 confirmed cases (+2) 5 deaths (+) 618 recoveries (+7)

Between last Friday and Wednesday, Riverside County added 4,645 new COVID-19 cases.&nbspThat would be a 7% decrease in the previous week’s 4,996 cases reported between This summer 22 and 27.&nbspAnother&nbsp650 cases were reported on Thursday.

Riverside County has moved to the “medium” community transmission level, based on the Cdc and Prevention. Under this level, the CDC states people&nbsp”might want to put on a mask anytime” to safeguard themselves yet others.

Other Los Angeles counties, for example La, Orange, North Park and Imperial counties, possess a “high” community transmission level.

By Thursday, there have been 211 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Riverside County&nbsp— lower from 223 patients on Wednesday&nbsp&nbsp— and 25 individuals intensive care.

Yet another 12 deaths were reported within the 7 days ending Thursday.&nbspThere happen to be&nbsp6,616 deaths from COVID-19 within the county forever from the pandemic.

In Riverside County, 59.5% of residents ages 5 and older have finished their primary vaccine series, including both shots from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines a treadmill shot from the Manley &amp Manley vaccine. About 29.7% of people ages 5 and older continues to be boosted.&nbsp

Ema Sasic covers entertainment and health within the Coachella Valley. Achieve her at ema.sasic@desertsun.com or on Twitter @ema_sasic.

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