California has tested 39,024,543 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 97.56% of the population.


7.67% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 2,996,968 people. The State has 23,794 new cases from the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Weekend.


92.3% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 36,027,575 people.


California has 33,739 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.12% of those who have tested positive146 new deaths over the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday weekend.


California hospitals report 6/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 20,942 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals, which is 1,723 fewer patients than on Weds Jan 13th 2021. 4,793 of those patients are in ICU, 169 fewer ICU patients than on Weds Jan 13th 2021.


The case rate in California is 105.4 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, per day. The Positivity rate is 15.2%.


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 1,177 ICU beds available.




Riverside County stats as of Wednesday morning January 20th 2021.

Stats are through Tuesday January 19th 2021


On Wednesday January 20th 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 127.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, per day.  The Positivity rate is at 25.8%.


Riverside County has tested 2,011,390 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 80.45% of the County’s population.


Roughly half a million people still need to be tested in the county, that’s just under 20% of the county’s population.


12.45% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 250,436 people.


87.54% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,760,954 people.


Of the 250,436 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

67.52% of them, 169,119 have fully recovered.

30.80% of them, 77,148 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 98.32% of all the positive cases.  

10,716 new cases reported over the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend.

78,672 active cases in the county as of 1/20/2021


6/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,524 people, remain hospitalized, which is 136 fewer than on Weds Jan 13th 2021. 344 Covid patients  are in Intensive Care.

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, 2,645 people, have died from Covid-19.


Of the 2,645 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,866 of them have been over 65; 651 have been between 45 and 64.


648 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 24.49% of the County’s total.


567 deaths in cities, 81 deaths in unincorporated areas.



In Riverside County:


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

12 deaths among people aged 18-24.

114 deaths among people aged 25-44

651 deaths among people aged 45-64

1,297 deaths among people aged 65-84

569 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


1,603 deaths are men, 1,016 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:


1,217 Latino, 952 Caucasian, 144 Black, 108  Asian, 12 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  22 Multiple Race, 12 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 178 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 at NorthGate Community Church in Cathedral City.

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, which you can call to get information about the Covid-19 vaccine, or go to  You need an appointment to get the vaccine.


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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