No hype. No politics. Just information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Riverside and surrounding areas from official sources.
First, some excerpts about COVID-19 from the World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Questions and Answers page (emphasis added):
Read the full Q&A page here: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. [,,,]
The risk depends on where you are – and more specifically, whether there is a COVID-19 outbreak unfolding there. For most people in most locations the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. However, there are now places around the world (cities or areas) where the disease is spreading. […]
Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care.Source: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses accessed 03/14/20
Summary of cases (I am trying to find official data on recoveries):
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Specific information about Riverside County:
As of March 12, 2020, events with at least 250 attendees are cancelled through April 30, 2020.
Read the full order here: https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/FILE_7803.pdf
As of March 16, 2020, schools are closed through April 3, 2020.
Read the full order here: https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/schoolorder.pdf
Most of the reported cases in Riverside County are in Coachella Valley.
Riverside County has 12 confirmed cases – 10 in Coachella Valley and two cruise ship passengers who have not returned to the region since being diagnosedSource: https://www.rivcoph.org/Portals/0/Documents/CoronaVirus/31320Schoolclosurenewsrelease.pdf accessed 03/14/20
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Sources for the table above:
- https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus accessed 03/14/20
- http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/ accessed 03/14/20
- http://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/epidasmt/epi/dip/prevention/novel_coronavirus accessed 03/14/20
- http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ accessed 03/14/20
- https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx accessed 03/14/20
- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html accessed 03/14/20
- https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/685d0ace521648f8a5beeeee1b9125cd accessed 03/14/20