California has tested 24,474,642 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 61.18% of the population.


15,525,358 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 38.81% of the state’s population.


5.16% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 1,264,539 people.


94.83% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 23,210,103 people.


California has 19,437, deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.53% of those who have tested positive113 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


California hospitals report 7/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 9,702 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 2,147 of those patients are in ICU.


The case rate in California is 30.2 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. The Positivity rate is 6.4%.


39.7 million Californians, or 99.2% of the state’s population are living in 52 counties, currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier




On Friday December 4th 2020, Riverside County remains in California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission. The case rate in the County is 21.2 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.  The Positivity rate is now at 7.7%.


Riverside County has tested 1,144,508 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 45.78% of the County’s population.


1,355,492  people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 54.21% of the county’s population.


7.58% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 86,797 people.


92.41% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,057,711 people.


Of the 86,797 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

78.31% of them, 67,974 have fully recovered.

19.25% of them, 16,717 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 97.56% of all the positive cases.  

901 new cases over the past 24 hours.

There are 17,366 active cases in the County as of 12/04/2020.


7/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 649 people, remain hospitalized, and 124 of them are in Intensive Care. 21 new hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.


There are 17 major hospitals in Riverside County, and they are currently handling the load. 


1.67% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,457 people, have died from Covid-19. 13 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


418 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.68% of the County’s total. 375 deaths in cities, 43 deaths in unincorporated areas…11 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 5 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 6 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley, 3 in Thermal,  and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,457 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,016 of them have been over 65; 370 have been between 45 and 64.


Coachella Valley Overall: 18,942 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 84.43%, or 15,994 people, have recovered. 109 new cases in the past 24 hours.


2,948 active cases in the desert as of December 4rd 2020




Unincorporated Areas: 2,611 positive cases reported in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.  16 new cases in the past 24 hours.

(Mecca 574 cases, Thermal 233 cases, Oasis 431 cases,  North Shore 203 cases, Bermuda Dunes 206 cases, Thousand Palms 326 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 123 cases, Garnet 287 cases, Desert Palms 76 cases, Desert Edge 90 cases, and Sky Valley 59 cases).


82.53% or 2,155 people, have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:  Mecca 487, Thermal 199, Oasis 370, North Shore 162, Bermuda Dunes 151, Thousand Palms 260 Vista Santa Rosa 104, Garnet 246, Desert Palms 52, Desert Edge 72, Sky Valley 52.



456 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 12/04/2020.



16,331 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020. 84.74% or 13,839 people have recovered. 93 new cases in the past 24 hours.


2,435 cases in Cathedral City, 40 dead     2,106 people have recovered

3,344 cases in Coachella,      33 dead     2,945 people have recovered

1,478 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 30 dead, 1,218 people recovered

71 cases in Indian Wells,   4 dead         52 people have recovered

4,750 cases in Indio, 96 dead              4,063 people have recovered

1,106 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead          931 people have recovered

1,411 cases in Palm Desert,  63 dead       1,111 people have recovered

1,401 cases in Palm Springs, 65 dead       1,154 people have recovered

335 cases in Rancho Mirage,  25 dead       259 people have recovered


2,492 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 12/04/2020.




31 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 dead;  25 people have recovered

90 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;               69 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.

63 deaths among people aged 25-44

370 deaths among people aged 45-64

704 deaths among people aged 65-84

312 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


861 deaths are men, 590 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:

730 Latino, 531 Caucasian, 76 Black, 65 Asian, 7 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  11 Multiple Race, 7 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 30 Unknown Race.


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. Note: The County has not updated nursing home figures in several weeks.

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.


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.




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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