(COVID realated deaths)....The numbers continue to rise.

The Thursday COVID 19 Update was released by the County Public Health Department. According to the new update, COVID related deaths are now at 444, up from 437 reported Wednesday. Active cases of COVID 19 in Imperial County have increased to 1,778 from 1,558 previously reported. There are currently 178 COVID 19 patients hospitalized in Imperial County, 8 less than previously reported. There are currently 4 ICU beds available in Imperial County. New Cases Per Day Per 100,000 Population is at 69.17, up from 57.77 reported Wednesday. The Positivity Rate has also increased to 46.18%, up from 41.47% reported on Wednesday.