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Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Saturday, June 6

Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Saturday, June 6
(📸: Sharon Calcagno)

Cactus Hugs has been tracking local stories about the coronavirus.   For a rundown of all of our updates, click here. Stay safe, stay at a good social distance. Thank you for your continued support of Cactus Hugs. For ways to keep this website going (and free!), click here.

Riverside County does not update numbers on weekends, as of 3 pm Friday, officials have confirmed:

  • 8,777 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.  474 people have been reported positive in the last 48 hours.
  • 355 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus. This number includes the reported deaths of 10 people in the last 48 hours.

As of 3 pm Saturday, San Bernardino County has confirmed:

  • 6,040 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 224 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus.

As of 4 pm Saturday, the State of California has confirmed:

  • 128,397 people have official tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 4,604 people are confirmed to have died in the state of CA from the coronavirus.

The numbers increase everyday.

They are more than just numbers.

They are people we have lost:

California set a new single-day record for confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, with a reported 3,603 new coronavirus cases and 83 new deaths.  The number of new reported cases has been climbing at an alarming clip in recent weeks.  Friday’s record shattered the previous single-day high of 3,131 cases, which was set on Monday.

Palm Springs has ordered businesses in the city to require signs at their entrances outlining mask and social distancing guidelines. The orders calls for masks in the following situations:

  • Waiting in line to enter a store
  • Shopping in a store
  • Picking up food or in-person dining at a restaurant, except while seated at a table or bar
  • Public transportation (or waiting for it to pick you up)
  • Inside a taxi or rideshare vehicle
  • Seeking health care
  • Working at a job that interacts with the public
  • It is encouraged to put a face covering on children over age 2 when they are around others and closer than six feet. Any child wearing a face covering must be supervised by an adult
    Face coverings are not required in these settings:

Riverside County has seen more testing in District 4 that in other districts in the county.  Per capita rates in District 4, which spans from Desert Hot Springs east to the Arizona, was at 6.9% the week of May 25, while other districts testing rates were between 3.1% and 4%. Officials believe the district four is higher as it was an early hotbed for the coronavirus.

The CDC released a report on Friday in which they asked 502 people if they knew about disinfectants and asked how those subjects were using such products to stop the spread of coronavirus. Of the 502 people, 4% (20 people!) admitted they’d drank or gargled household agents including bleach. But that’s not all, a staggering 18% of participants confessed they’d applied cleaning agents to their skin. Nearly 10% inhaled fumes from potentially toxic household disinfectants. “These practices pose a risk of severe tissue damage and corrosive injury and should be strictly avoided,” the report said.

President Donald Trump toured a Maine facility that makes medical swabs used for coronavirus testing on Friday.  Of course, he did not wear a mask, and now the swab company says that the swabs manufactured in the background during his visit have to be thrown in the trash.

San Manuel Casino has announced it will reopen on June 15:

This was the scene in Las Vegas this weekend:



That’s all for this evening. Stay safe. Stay smart. Stay home.

Thank you for your continued support of Cactus Hugs.

These are stressful times for all of us. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and our desert community stronger. This link has some resources to help with coping and also numbers to call or text if you, or someone you know, feels overwhelmed.

Please, take care of yourself and each other. You are important. You are valued. You are loved. 💚🌵

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