SAN BERNARDINO — Thirteen people have now died from the new coronavirus in San Bernardino County, the Department of Public Health announced Friday afternoon.
As of Friday afternoon, 4,003 tests in the county yielded 353 positive results, an 8.8 percent positive rate.
The number of positive tests in the Morongo Basin rose from two, with both patients from Yucca Valley, to three, including one from Joshua Tree.
Hardest hit in San Bernardino County is Yucaipa, where 69 people have tested positive.
That includes at least 58 residents of the Cedar Mountain Post Acute nursing home, county spokesman David Wert said.
Thirteen staff members also tested positive; some are not counted in Yucaipa’s numbers because they live elsewhere.
Everyone else who works or lives at the home is presumed to be exposed to the disease, and the county has stopped testing there, said Health Department spokeswoman Lana Culp in an interview with KTLA.
Eleven staff and one prisoner at the California Institution for Men in Chino tested positive for COVID-19, the county announced Wednesday night.
Tests for two more workers and three inmates are pending.
Five county sheriff’s deputies had tested positive as of Thursday, including four who work in county jails.