As of Wednesday morning July 8th, 2020.

California has 40 million residents.   4,896,370 of them have been tested for Covid-19, that’s 12.24% of the population.

California has 277,774 positive cases for Covid-19, which is 5.67% of the people who have been tested so far.

California has 6,448 deaths from Covid-19, which is 2.3% of those who have tested positive.

It’s 0.13% of the number of people tested.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Riverside County has had 21,101 people test positive for the virus.

Of those 21,101 people who have tested positive in Riverside County, 42.1% of them, 8,896,  have fully recovered.

52.9% of them, 11,181, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance.   Together, that’s 95% of all the positive cases.

2.4% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 518 people, remain hospitalized, and 130 of them are in Intensive Care.

2.3% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 506 people, have died from Covid-19.   That is 0.02% of the total population of the county.

264,915 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Wednesday morning July 8th, 2020,  and 7.9% of them, 21,101, have tested positive 243,814 people have tested negative, which is 92%of the people tested.

10.59% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 264,915 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

6,147 cases are in the Coachella Valley.

782 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 197 cases and 5 deaths, Thermal 83 cases, Oasis 131 cases,  North Shore 70 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 58 cases and 1 death, Thousand Palms 68 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 47 cases and 1 death, Garnet 71 cases, Desert Palms 24 cases and 1 death, Desert Edge 19 cases and 1 death, and Sky Valley 14 cases)

5,365 cases are in cities:

381 cases in Palm Springs, 16 dead

114 cases in Rancho Mirage, 12 dead

754 cases in Cathedral City, 6 dead

497 cases in Palm Desert, 30 dead

1,622 cases in Indio, 40 dead

352 cases in La Quinta, 11 dead

342 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 3 dead

1,281 cases in Coachella,  11 dead

22 in Indian Wells, no deaths

10 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

22 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead


In Riverside County:

8,896  people have recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

11,181 people are quarantined at home in various stages of recovery.

There have been 506 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Wednesday morning July 8th, 2020.  219 are women, 287 are men.

139 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   129 deaths in cities, 10 deaths in unincorporated areas…5 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 1 in Bermuda Dunes, 1 in Desert Palms, 1 in Desert Edge, and 1 in North Shore.

518 people are hospitalized (that includes 5 people from Imperial County and 10 from county jails), 130 people are in ICU.

264,915 people have been tested so far in Riverside County

Riverside County has 2,058 cases in nursing homes, with 1,277 cases among patients, and 781 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 682 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 142 cases in Palm Desert, 58 in Palm Springs, 50 in Indio,  46 in Rancho Mirage…27 patients and 15 staff from Vista Cove Assisted Living in Rancho Mirage, and another 12 patients and 4 staff at Rancho Mirage Terrace, and 46 in La Quinta.

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 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.

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




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