As of Monday September 28th 2020; Stats are through Saturday  September 26th  2020


California has tested 14,333,498 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 35.83% of the population.


25,666,052 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 64.16% of the state’s population.


5.59% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 802,308 people.


94.40% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 13,531,190 people.


California has 15,587 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.94% 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 3,129 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 892 of those patients are in ICU.




Riverside County stats as of Monday morning September 28th 2020, are through Friday September 25th 2020


Riverside County has tested 629,887 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 25.19% of the County’s population.


1,870,113 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 74.08% of the county’s population.


9.23% of the people tested for Covid-19, have tested positive.

That’s 58,178 people.


90.76% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 571,709 people.




Of the 58,178 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

91.80% of them, 53,409, have fully recovered.

5.90% of them, 3,438 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.70% 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 39 of them are in Intensive Care.


2% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,189 people, have died from Covid-19. 340 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.59% of the County’s total. 308 deaths in cities, 32 deaths in unincorporated areas…9 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 4 in Garnet, 3 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 4 in Oasis, 2 in Sky Valley and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,189 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 828 of them have been over 64; 300 have been between 45 and 64.


14,427 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 94.60% of them, 13,648 people, have recovered. Only 779 active cases in the desert on 9/26/2020.


1,924 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 446 cases, Thermal 181 cases, Oasis 332 cases,  North Shore 129 cases, Bermuda Dunes 135 cases, Thousand Palms 226 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 99 cases, Garnet 218 cases, Desert Palms 43 cases, Desert Edge 66 cases, and Sky Valley 49 cases)


94.28%, or 1,814 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 418, Thermal 171, Oasis 319, North Shore 123, Bermuda Dunes 126,

Thousand Palms 221, Vista Santa Rosa 90, Garnet 211, Desert Palms 40, Desert Edge 51, Sky Valley 44


Only 110 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 9/26/2020.



12,503 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.


94.64% of those people, 11,834, people have recovered. Only 669 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 9/26/2020.


1,910 cases in Cathedral City, 32 dead     1,832 people have recovered

2,661 cases in Coachella,  27 dead     2,558 people have recovered

1,117 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 26 dead, 1,052 people recovered

46 in Indian Wells, 3 deaths               42 people have recovered

3,667 cases in Indio, 72 dead              3,484 people have recovered

794 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead            754 people have recovered

1,021 cases in Palm Desert, 55 dead        931 people have recovered

1,050 cases in Palm Springs, 51 dead       974 people have recovered

237 cases in Rancho Mirage, 23 dead        207 people have recovered



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

60 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;                58 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.

55 deaths among people aged 25-44

300 deaths among people aged 45-64

563 deaths among people aged 64-84

265 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


700 deaths are men, 485 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,396 cases in nursing homes, with 2,097 cases among patients, and 1,299 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 921 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,



Riverside County is no longer providing capacity statistics for the hospitals in the county.



The federal temporary hospitals built at the County Fairgrounds in Indio and the old Sears Store in Riverside months ago, are still equipped and ready to be used.   They are not currently being used because they are not needed at this time.   They are not staffed right now because there are no patients there.


If they are needed, they can quickly be staffed and put into operation.



All testing is free to the patient being tested. Be patient, you might have to wait awhile to get an appointment.

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 expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity across California too.


Testing will be available by appointment for people 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the person is experiencing symptoms, according to Rite Aid. Results are expected in three to five days, a company spokesperson said.


The Riverside County locations providing testing starting Thursday July 16th 2020 are:


— 910 W. Ontario Ave., Corona;

— 1688 N. Perris Blvd., Perris;

— 16491 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Elsinore;

— 8015 Limonite Ave., Riverside;

— 616 E. Hobson Way, Blythe;

— 260 N. Sanderson Ave., Hemet;

 12900 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs;

— 806 Ramsey St., Banning;

— 1180 N. State St., San Jacinto;

— 894 Oak Valley Parkway, Suite B, Beaumont;

— 42021 E. Florida Ave., Hemet;

— 51101 Cesar Chavez St., Coachella;

— 47985 Monroe St., Building A, Indio; 

— 1660 E. First St., Beaumont.


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, be at least 18 and pre-register online at to schedule an appointment.


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