COVD-19 as of Wednesday morning Jan 6th 2021


State of CA numbers through Monday January 4th 2021


California has tested 34,330,784 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 85.82% of the population.


5,669,216 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 14.17% of the state’s population.


7.14% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 2,452,334 people. The State has 31,440 new cases in the past 24 hours.


92.85% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 31,878,450 people.


California has 27,003 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.10% of those who have tested positive368 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


California hospitals report 9/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 22,485 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 4,734 of those patients are in ICU.


The case rate in California is 74.1 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, per day. The Positivity rate is 15%.


39,973,035 Californians, or 99.6% of the state’s population, living in 54 counties, are currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier.


Statewide the percentage of ICU beds available is: 0%.   

Under 15% ICU Bed availability triggers more restrictions in California.


However, the State does have 1,319 ICU beds available.




Riverside County stats as of Wednesday morning January 6th 2021.

Stats are through Tuesday January 5th 2021


On Wednesday January 6th 2021, Riverside County remains in California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission. The case rate in the County is 107.2 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, per day.  The Positivity rate is at 23.1%.


Riverside County has tested 1,730,751 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 69.23% of the County’s population.


769,249 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 30.76% of the county’s population.


11.55% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 200,056 people.


88.44% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,530,695 people.


Of the 200,056 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

66.10% of them, 132,254 have fully recovered.

32.03% of them, 64,089, are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 98.13% of all the positive cases.  

1,820 new cases reported over the past 24 hours

There are 65,704 active cases in the County as of 1/6/2021.


7/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,615 people, remain hospitalized, and 342 of them are in Intensive Care. 72 new hospitalizations over the past 24 hours. 12 new ICU patients in the past 24 hours.


The Southern California Region, which includes 14 counties from just south of Sacramento down to the Mexico border, has 0% ICU bed availability. 


Riverside County is at 0% ICU Bed availability, collectively in all 17 of its major hospital facilities.


1.05% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 2,098 people, have died from Covid-19. 2 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


Of the 2,098 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,493 of them have been over 65; 501 have been between 45 and 64.


537 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 25.59% of the County’s total. No new deaths in the desert in the past 24 hours.


471 deaths in cities, 66 deaths in unincorporated areas…5 in Bermuda Dunes, 8 in Desert Edge, 12 in Desert Palms, 7 in Garnet, 14 in Mecca, 2 in North Shore, 6 in Oasis,  2 in Sky Valley, 4 in Thermal, 4 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Vista Santa Rosa.



Coachella Valley Overall: 34,807 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 72.26%, or 25,152 people, have recovered.


9,655 active cases in the desert as of January 6th 2021

172 new cases in the past 24 hours.


Unincorporated Areas: 4,540 positive cases reported in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Bermuda Dunes 420 cases, Desert Edge 222 cases, Desert Palms 172 cases, Garnet 614 cases,  Mecca 831 cases, North Shore 281 cases, Oasis 652 cases, Sky Valley 125 cases, Thermal 345 cases, Thousand Palms 656 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 222 cases.


74.93% or 3,402 people, have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:  (Bermuda Dunes 295, Desert Edge 133, Desert Palms 105, Garnet 428, Mecca 683, North Shore 243, Oasis 517, Sky Valley 83, Thermal 276, Thousand Palms 473, Vista Santa Rosa 166).


1,138 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 1/6/2021. 13 new cases in the past 24 hours.



30,267 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020. 71.86% or 21,750 people have recovered.


4,857 cases in Cathedral City, 55 dead     3,418 people have recovered

5,797 cases in Coachella,      47 dead     4,381 people have recovered

2,797 cases in Desert Hot Springs,39 dead, 1,965 people recovered

140 cases in Indian Wells,   5 dead        100 people have recovered

8,554 cases in Indio,     122 dead         6,254 people have recovered

2,257 cases in La Quinta, 30 dead          1,541 people have recovered

2,640 cases in Palm Desert,  72 dead       1,840 people have recovered

2,561 cases in Palm Springs, 76 dead       1,811 people have recovered

664 cases in Rancho Mirage,  25 dead       440 people have recovered


8,517 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 1/6/2021.   159 new cases over the past 24 hours.



69 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 dead;    46 people have recovered

202 cases in Cabazon,    1 dead;            132 people have recovered


In Riverside County:


There are 2 deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.

11 deaths among people aged 18-24.

91 deaths among people aged 25-44

501 deaths among people aged 45-64

1,036 deaths among people aged 65-84

457 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


1,256 deaths are men, 820 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials. Women account for 40% of the Covid-19 deaths in Riverside County, men account for 60% of the deaths.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:


987 Latino, 757 Caucasian, 111 Black, 90  Asian, 10 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  12 Multiple Race, 9 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 122 Unknown Race.


Riverside County has 5,351 cases in nursing homes, with 3,296 cases among patients, and 2,055 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 1,500 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 212 cases in Palm Desert, 191 in Palm Springs, 82 in Rancho Mirage, 80 in Indio, 55 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.


Go to to make an appointment for drive thru testing in the parking lot at the Rancho Mirage Library on Highway 111, which takes place Tues through Sat 9 a-m to 4 p-m through December 31st 2020.


Testing available Mon through Fri through January 29th 2021 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Make an appointment at




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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