Redlands leads the county in number of COVID-19 deaths

Redlands leads San Bernardino County in COVID-19 deaths at 62.

The county recorded 477 total deaths as of Wednesday, Aug. 5. The case fatality rate is 1.4 percent. People ages 70 and above are the leading age group, with 270 deaths recorded.

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the county saw a spike in the deaths when they rose from 418 to 477.  

There are 29 skilled nursing facilities in county supervisorial District 3, which includes Redlands and 10 other cities. In total, since March 14, there have been 962 COVID-19 positive residents and 162 deaths.

Terracina Post Acute remains the nursing facility with the most cases among staff and residents in Redlands at 61. The Asistencia Villa Rehabilitation and Care Center and Highland Care Center of Redlands both recorded 14 deaths, the most at facilities in the city. The outbreak at Highland Care Center is no longer active.

Redlands is ninth in total number of positive cases within the county at 1,266. According to the county, only 154 have been outbreak cases, and 1,112 have been community spread cases.

“It is difficult to pinpoint exactly where cases are coming from,” said Lana Culp, a public health information officer. “However, throughout the county, we are seeing a lot of community transmission, which could likely be due to people continuing to gather with others outside of their household.”