San Bernardino County's COVID-19 cases keep rising; however, the death rate continues to fall.

As of Tuesday, Jan. 5, the county recorded 213,357 total cases, 190,129 recoveries, 1.7 million tests and 1,450 deaths. The case fatality rate has decreased from 0.78% to 0.68% in a week.

The county's COVID-19 Response Dashboard now has a vaccination meter. As of Jan. 5, 28,290 residents have been vaccinated. However, hospitals continue to see an influx of COVID-19 patients.

San Bernardino County is sixth in the number of total COVID-19 cases out of the country's 3,143 counties, according to John Hopkins University.

Los Angeles County is No. 1 with more than double the number of cases in No. 2, Cook County, Illinois. Riverside County is No, 8.

As of Jan. 5, the Southern California Region's ICU capacity — which includes San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties — is at 0%. The county's nonadjusted ICU availability, which includes neonatal and pediatric ICU beds, is at 7.5%.

San Bernardino County recorded 1,763 COVID-19 hospital patients, using 52.5% of the beds and 346 positive ICU patients, using 55.6% of the beds.

Redlands recorded 6,273 total cases, 63,506 tests and 101 deaths. During the week of Dec. 20,  Redlands had 640 new cases and a test positivity rate of 16.7%.

Redlands Unified School District remains in the Widespread purple tier, recording 998 new cases among its residents.

COVID-19 cases by county

  • San Bernardino County:  Sixth in the number of total COVID-19 cases out of the nation's 3,143 counties.
  • Los Angeles County: No. 1 with the most with 840,611 cases, more than double No. 2 Cook County, Illinois, with 403,987 cases.
  • Riverside County: Eighth with 200,056 cases.

Source: Johns Hopkins University,