As of Wednesday October 7th 2020; Stats are through Tuesday October 6th 2020


California has tested 15,430,421 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 38.57% of the population.


24,569,579 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 61.42% of the state’s population.


5.36% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 828,461 people.


94.63% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 14,601,960 people.


California has 16,177 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.95% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 3/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 3,175 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 809 of those patients are in ICU.




Riverside County stats as of Wednesday October 7th 2020; Stats are through Tuesday October 6th 2020


Riverside County has tested 676,791 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 27.07% of the County’s population.


1,823,209 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 72.92% of the county’s population.


8.99% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 60,867 people.


91.00% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 615,924 people.




Of the 60,867 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

91.01% of them, 55,397, have fully recovered.

6.94% of them, 4,226 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.95% of all the positive cases.


2/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 142 people, remain hospitalized, and 42 of them are in Intensive Care.


2% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,244 people, have died from Covid-19. 352 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.29% of the County’s total. 317 deaths in cities, 35 deaths in unincorporated areas…9 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 3 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 5 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,244 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 866 of them have been over 64; 317 have been between 45 and 64.


14,855 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 94% of them, 13,964 people, have recovered. 891 active cases in the desert on 10/7/2020.


1,989 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 459 cases, Thermal 188 cases, Oasis 333 cases,  North Shore 142 cases, Bermuda Dunes 138 cases, Thousand Palms 235 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 99 cases, Garnet 230 cases, Desert Palms 45 cases, Desert Edge 71 cases, and Sky Valley 49 cases)



94.11%, or 1,872 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 430, Thermal 177, Oasis 325, North Shore 132, Bermuda Dunes 128,

Thousand Palms 226, Vista Santa Rosa 94, Garnet 217, Desert Palms 40, Desert Edge 59, Sky Valley 44


Only 117 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 10/7/2020.



12,866 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.


93.98% of those people, 12,092, people have recovered. Only 774 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 10/7/2020.


1,961 cases in Cathedral City, 32 dead     1,877 people have recovered

2,723 cases in Coachella,      28 dead     2,617 people have recovered

1,144 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 28 dead, 1,078 people recovered

49 in Indian Wells,   3 dead               43 people have recovered

3,744 cases in Indio, 74 dead              3,557 people have recovered

827 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead            765 people have recovered

1,051 cases in Palm Desert, 58 dead        951 people have recovered

1,114 cases in Palm Springs, 51 dead       988 people have recovered

253 cases in Rancho Mirage, 24 dead        216 people have recovered



22 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   21 people have recovered

62 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;                59 people have recovered



In Riverside County:


There are no deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.

deaths among people aged 18-24.

54 deaths among people aged 25-44

317 deaths among people aged 45-64

590 deaths among people aged 64-84

276 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


732 deaths are men, 507 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,475 cases in nursing homes, with 2,154 cases among patients, and 1,321 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 944 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 192 cases in Palm Desert, 138 in Palm Springs, 77 in Rancho Mirage, 57 in Indio, 53 in La Quinta,



All testing is free to the patient being tested.

Drive-thru testing is available by appointment only at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio  from 9 a-m to 3 p-m Tuesday through Saturday, by appt only. You can also get tested at the Cathedral City Library on Date Palm Drive. Go online to to make an appointment or call 800-945-6171 to make an appointment, and you no longer need to have symptoms to schedule a test.

Go online to or call 888-634-1123 to make an appointment to get tested at the Lozano Community Center in Desert Hot Springs or at Bagdouma Park Community Center on Douma Street in Coachella

Or call 760-992-0407 to get tested at the Desert Aids Project in Palm Springs. Or go to

To get a test through Borrego Health, call 833-624-1097 to make an appointment in Coachella.  Or for a complete listing of Borrego Health test sites in the desert.


Or contact for a list of test sites in Riverside County.



To get tested at a CVS drug store in the Coachella Valley, make an appt at Testing available at the following CVS Stores in the desert.


— 82-270 Highway 111, Indio

— 425 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs

— 84010 Avenue 50, Coachella

— 42150 A Jackson St., Indio

— 44075 Jefferson St., La Quinta



If you have any questions about Covid-19, call Eisenhower Health Covid-19 Hotline at 760-TEST-988.


It is staffed by registered nurses 24/7 to answer Covid-19 questions.


The Riverside County General Information Covid-19 line is 2-1-1.


California information


Federal information



Rite Aid is doing Covid-19 testing by appointment for people 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the person is experiencing symptoms. Results are expected in three to five days.


The Coachella Valley locations providing testing starting Thursday July 16th 2020 are:


 12900 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs;

— 51101 Cesar Chavez St., Coachella;

— 47985 Monroe St., Building A, Indio; 


The sites will utilize self-swab nasal tests overseen by Rite Aid pharmacists, and will operate weekdays from 10 a.m to 8 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Patients must provide government-issued ID, and register online at to schedule an appointment.


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