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Covid-19 Testing Reaches Just 12% Of Riverside County Population…More Than 4 Months Into Pandemic

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As of Monday morning July 20th, 2020.

 

California state statistics are through Saturday, July 18th, 2020

 

California has tested 6,286,852 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus.

 

That’s 15.71% of the population.

 

California has 384,692 positive cases for Covid-19, which is 6.11% of the people who have been tested so far.

 

California has 7,685 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.99% of those who have tested positive.

 

Riverside County numbers DO NOT include the weekend of July 18th and 19th 2020.

 

In Riverside County, since March 15th, 2020, 307,617 people have been tested for Covid-19 as of Monday morning July 20th, 2020, and 9.32% of them, 28,695, have tested positive 278,922 people have tested negative, which is 90.67% of the people tested.

 

Of the 28,695 people who have tested positive in Riverside County, 36.29% of them, 10,416, have fully recovered.

59.79% of them, 17,157, is at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.08% of all the positive cases.

1.86% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 535 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 1 person from Imperial County and 3 from Riverside County jails), and 130 of them are in Intensive Care.

 

2.04% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 587 people, have died from Covid-19.

 

12.30% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 307,617 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

There are still 2.19 million people that need to be tested in Riverside County.

 

8,093 cases are in the Coachella Valley.

1,016 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 243 cases and 6 deaths, Thermal 107 cases, Oasis 179 cases and 1 death,  North Shore 82 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 75 cases and 1 death, Thousand Palms 105 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 56 cases and 1 death, Garnet 96 cases, Desert Palms 32 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 21 cases and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 20 cases)

7,077 cases are in cities:

544 cases in Palm Springs, 19 dead

153 cases in Rancho Mirage, 12 dead

1,081 cases in Cathedral City, 13 dead

629 cases in Palm Desert, 35 dead

2,090 cases in Indio, 46 dead

463 cases in La Quinta, 14 dead

513 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 6 dead

1,577 cases in Coachella,  15 dead

27 in Indian Wells, 1 death

10 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

27 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead

 

In Riverside County:

 

10,416 people have recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

 

17,157 people are quarantined at home in various stages of recovery.

 

There have been 587 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Monday morning July 20th, 2020.  247 are women, 340 are men.

 

175 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   161 deaths in cities, 14deaths in unincorporated areas…6 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 1 in Bermuda Dunes, 2 in Desert Palms, 2 in Desert Edge, 1 in Oasis, and 1 in North Shore.

 

Riverside County has 2,248 cases in nursing homes, with 1,378 cases among patients, and 870 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 705 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 164 cases in Palm Desert, 86 in Palm Springs, 50 in Indio, 50 in La Quinta, 46 in Rancho Mirage.

 

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 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 www.riteaid.com to schedule an appointment.

 

Hospitals in the Coachella Valley are managing to keep up with the surge in COVID-19 cases. As of Monday morning, July 20th, 2020, Riverside County Public Health officials report 78% capacity in ICU facilities at hospitals in the desert, 51% capacity of all the hospital beds in the desert, and Covid-19 patients are taking up 15.7% of all hospital beds in the desert.

 

Across the entire county, 17 hospitals, there is 84.5% capacity at ICU facilities, 69.7% capacity of all hospital beds, and Covid-19 patients are taking up 14.2% of all hospital beds 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.

 

 

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