As of Tuesday morning September 8th 2020. 


CA Covid-19 Stats are through Friday September 4th 2020


California has tested 12,158,292 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 30.39% of the population.


27,841,708 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 69.60% of the state’s population.


6.04% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 735,235 people.


93.95% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 11,423,057 people.


California has 13,726 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.86% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 4/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 3,308 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,120 of those patients are in ICU.  The State also reports having another 977 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.




Riverside County stats as of Tuesday morning September 8th 2020, are through Friday September 4th 2020


Riverside County has tested 541,786 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 21.67% of the County’s population.


1,958,214 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 78.32% of the county’s population.


9.96% of the people tested for Covid-19, have tested positive.

That’s 53,987 people.


90.03% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 487,799 people.



Of the 53,987 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

85.18% of them, 45,990, have fully recovered.

12.49% of them, 6,745 are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 97.67% of all the positive cases.


3/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 185 people, remain hospitalized, and 63 of them are in Intensive Care.


1.97% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,067 people, have died from Covid-19. 316 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 29.61% of the County’s total. 287 deaths in cities, 29 deaths in unincorporated areas…8 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 4 in Garnet, 3 in Desert Palms, 4 in Desert Edge, 3 in Oasis, 2 in Sky Valley and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,067 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 743 of them have been over 64; 271 have been between 45 and 64.


13,750 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 87.85% of them, 12,080 people, have recovered


1,824 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 428 cases, Thermal 168 cases, Oasis 318 cases,  North Shore 122 cases, Bermuda Dunes 128 cases, Thousand Palms 215 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 91 cases, Garnet 213 cases, Desert Palms 43 cases, Desert Edge 54 cases, and Sky Valley 45 cases)


87.17%, or 1,590 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 372, Thermal 150, Oasis 284, North Shore 112, Bermuda Dunes 116,

Thousand Palms 174, Vista Santa Rosa 76, Garnet 181, Desert Palms 39, Desert Edge 46, Sky Valley 40


Only 234 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 9/8/2020.



11,926 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.


87.95% of those people, 10,490 people have recovered. Only 1,436 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 9/8/2020.


1,011 cases in Palm Springs, 44 dead       868 people have recovered

229 cases in Rancho Mirage, 23 dead        186 people have recovered

973 cases in Palm Desert, 51 dead          841 people have recovered

1,825 cases in Cathedral City, 31 dead     1,605 people have recovered

2,557 cases in Coachella,  27 dead     2,279 people have recovered

3,461 cases in Indio, 67 dead              3,062 people have recovered

752 cases in La Quinta, 18 dead            679 people have recovered

1,063 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 24 dead, 909 people have recovered

43 in Indian Wells, 2 deaths                37 people have recovered



23 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   18 people have recovered

49 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;      44 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.

47 deaths among people aged 25-44

271 deaths among people aged 45-64

513 deaths among people aged 64-84

230 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


630 deaths are men, 434 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,329 cases in nursing homes, with 2,061 cases among patients, and 1,268 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 913 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 190 cases in Palm Desert, 138 in Palm Springs, 77 in Rancho Mirage, 56 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.


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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