California has tested 19,181,012 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 47.95% of the population.


20,818,988 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 52.04% of the state’s population.


4.90% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 940,010 people.


95.09% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 18,241,002 people.


California has 17,752 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.88% 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 3,410 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 901 of those patients are in ICU.




On Thursday November 5th 2020, Riverside County remains in the California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission.


Riverside County has tested 854,919 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 34.19% of the County’s population.



1,645,081 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 65.80% of the county’s population.


8.16% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 69,827 people.


91.83% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 785,092 people.


Of the 69,827 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

88.80% of them, 62,009 have fully recovered.

8.99% of them, 6,279 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.79% of all the positive cases.  420 new cases in the past 24 hours.


3/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 210 people, remain hospitalized, and 56  of them are in Intensive Care.


2.11% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,329 people, have died from Covid-19. 378 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.44% of the County’s total. 341 deaths in cities, 37 deaths in unincorporated areas…10 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 1,329 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 922 of them have been over 65; 340 have been between 45 and 64.


16,404 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 91.66% of them, 15,037  people, have recovered. There are 1,367 active cases in the desert on 11/5/2020.


2,193 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 497 cases, Thermal 197 cases, Oasis 370 cases,  North Shore 162 cases, Bermuda Dunes 156 cases, Thousand Palms 258 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 107 cases, Garnet 255 cases, Desert Palms 55 cases, Desert Edge 81 cases, and Sky Valley 55 cases).

91.83%, or 2,014 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 461, Thermal 188, Oasis 345, North Shore 145, Bermuda Dunes 138,

Thousand Palms 245, Vista Santa Rosa 100, Garnet 231, Desert Palms 45, Desert Edge 67, Sky Valley 49.  Only 179 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 11/5/2020.



14,211 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.

91.64% of those people, 13,023 people have recovered. Only 1,188 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 11/5/2020.


2,146 cases in Cathedral City, 38 dead     2,001 people have recovered

2,971 cases in Coachella,      32 dead     2,790 people have recovered

1,247 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 28 dead, 1,152 people recovered

56 in Indian Wells,   4 dead               49 people have recovered

4,167 cases in Indio, 83 dead              3,821 people have recovered

943 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead            866 people have recovered

1,163 cases in Palm Desert,  58 dead       1039 people have recovered

1,235 cases in Palm Springs, 55 dead       1,069 people have recovered

283 cases in Rancho Mirage,  24 dead       236 people have recovered



25 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   23 people have recovered

69 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;                64 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.

59 deaths among people aged 25-44

340 deaths among people aged 45-64

630 deaths among people aged 65-84

292 deaths among people aged 85 and up.

776 deaths are men, 542 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,559 cases in nursing homes, with 2,200 cases among patients, and 1,359 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 957 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 192 cases in Palm Desert, 175 in Palm Springs, 77 in Rancho Mirage, 58 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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