COVID-19 positives slow, RRH switches to weekly updates

COVID-19 positives slow, RRH switches to weekly updatesWith a slow-down in the number of positive cases for COVID-19 being reported out of Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, the local dashboard will move from daily to weekly updates. Local case information will be reported Mondays at www.rrh.org/covid19. County information will continue being updated on a daily basis, and can be viewed at kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has gathered a total of 120 positive results from COVID-19 as of press time. Of that number, 104 are residents of Ridgecrest, Inyokern and outlying areas, and 16 were visitors in the community. However, that number has not increased in more than a week. “Should we see a significant increase in positive results from RRH tests, we will return to more frequent updates.” Hospital officials and other health care officials have encouraged members of the community to continue wearing masks, practicing social distancing and good hygiene in order to reduce outbreaks. — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2020-09-11