Yucaipa’s number ofpositive COVID-19 cases tops 162, 16 deaths

Yucaipa’s Cedar Mountain Post Acute has 110 positive COVID-19 cases and counting.

On April 21, the county of San Bernardino reported the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Yucaipa is now 162, the third highest number in the county. Fontana reports 172 positive cases and San Bernardino has 164 confirmed cases. The recent test results for the Crafton Hills College test site on April 11, have not yet been specifically released, and it is unclear if those test results are reflected in the current number.

The Cedar Mountain facility located on Fourth Street in Yucaipa, is the site of Yucaipa’s initial outbreak, which subsequently resulted in 16 deaths and 110 positive COVID-19 cases.

According to the most current updates from the county, there are now 1,489 confirmed cases in the county with 67 deaths. A total of 13,928 individuals have been tested.

The county announced a new Daily Update (Monday through Friday) that will share important news, information and resources related to how residents are battling and getting through the coronavirus pandemic.

The next free of charge COVID-19 test will be Friday, April 24, at Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Ave., Chino from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment only, at http://sbcovid19.com/community-drive-through-events/

County residents who are displaying any symptom of COVID-19 now or over the last two weeks can get tested at the drive-through events. Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever, cough or shortness of breath. Appointments can be made at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center by phone, and other locations at sbcovid19.com.

County Public Health is also conducting testing at select nursing facilities for at-risk seniors living at those facilities.

The county is also offering free mental health services. The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health has set up a helpline at 421-9233 or 458-1517, staffed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. to take your calls.

For all COVID-19 related information, visit the county’s COVID-19 webpage at http://sbcovid19.com/. Residents can also call the COVID-19 hotline at 387-3911.

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Okeydoker

Almost all of the Yucaipa positives come from one nursing home.

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