Covid-19 In Riverside County Update
California has tested 8,500,463 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020. That’s 21.25% of the population.
31,499,537 people still need to be tested in California.
93.76% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative. That’s 7,970,483 people.
6.23% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 529,980 people.
California has 9,869 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.86% of those who have tested positive.
California hospitals report 1.14% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 6,069 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,828 of those patients are in ICU. The State also reports having another 1,416 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.
Riverside County has tested 380,581 people for Covid-19 since March 2020. That’s 15.22% of the County’s population. 84.78% of the population has not been tested for Covid-19
2,119,419 people still need to be tested in the county.
89.55% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative. That is 340,840 people.
10.44% of the people who have been tested, have tested positive. That’s 39,741 people.
Of the 39,741 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,
52.07% of them, 20,774, have fully recovered.
44.74% of them, 17,782, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.81% of all the positive cases.
1.04% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 415 people, remain hospitalized, and 128 of them are in Intensive Care.
1.93% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 770 people, have died from Covid-19. 244 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 31.68% of the County’s total. 222deaths in cities, 22 deaths in unincorporated areas…8 in Mecca, 1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 2 in Garnet, 2 in Desert Palms, 3 in Desert Edge, 2 in Oasis, and 1 in North Shore.
10,830 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. The Coachella Valley has accounted for 27.25% of the positive cases in Riverside County.
1,404 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;
(Mecca 320 cases, Thermal 135 cases, Oasis 253, North Shore 102 cases, Bermuda Dunes 100 cases, Thousand Palms 155 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 66 cases, Garnet 166 cases, Desert Palms 38 cases, Desert Edge 35 cases, and Sky Valley 34 cases)
9,426 cases are in cities in the desert:
800 cases in Palm Springs, 28 dead
194 cases in Rancho Mirage, 14 dead
800 cases in Palm Desert, 42 dead
1,441 cases in Cathedral City, 24 dead
2,014 cases in Coachella, 19 dead
2,734 cases in Indio, 61 dead
605 cases in La Quinta, 16 dead
802 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 16 dead
36 in Indian Wells, 2 deaths
18 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death
34 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead
In Riverside County:
There are no deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.
4 deaths among people aged 18-24.
33 deaths among people aged 25-44
191 deaths among people aged 45-64
376 deaths among people aged 64-84
166 deaths among people aged 85 and up.
Riverside County has 2,728 cases in nursing homes, with 1,656 cases among patients, and 1,072 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 803 cases, are in the City of Riverside.
In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 188 cases in Palm Desert, 125 in Palm Springs, 51 in Indio, 50 in La Quinta, 49 in Rancho Mirage.
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 a while 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 www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing 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 www.lhi.care/covidtesting 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 www.desertaidsproject.org
To get a test through Borrego Health, call 833-624-1097 to make an appointment in Coachella. Or www.borregohealth.org for a complete listing of Borrego Health test sites in the desert.
To get tested at a CVS drug store in the Coachella Valley, make an appt at www.cvs.com/minuteclinic. 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 www.covid19.ca.gov
Federal information www.cdc.gov
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 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 www.riteaid.com to schedule an appointment.