California has administered  42,279,018 Covid-19 tests since March 2020.


7.67% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 3,243,348 people. The State has 16,696 new cases in the past 24 hours.


92.32% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 39,035,670 people.


California has 40,697 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.25% of those who have tested positive481 new deaths from Fri Jan 29th 2021 to Sat Jan 30th 2021.


California hospitals report 4/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 15,676 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals, which is 448 fewer patients in the past  day.  4,047 of those patients are in ICU, 56 fewer ICU patients than a day ago.


The case rate in California is 71.6 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, per day. The 14-day Positivity Rate is 7.4%.


40,793,779 Californians, or 99.9% of the state’s population, living in 54 counties, are currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier.


However, the State does have 1,194 ICU beds available, but remains at ZERO Percent ICU bed availability.




Riverside County stats as of Monday morning February 1st 2021.

Stats are through Friday January 30th 2021


On Monday February 1st 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 110.6 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, per day.  The Positivity rate is at 20%.


Riverside County has administered 2,170,582 tests  for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.


12.52% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 271,910 people.


87.47% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,898,672 people.


Of the 271,910 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

74.89% of them, 203,649 have fully recovered.

23.55% of them, 64,042 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 98.44% of all the positive cases.  

1,805 new cases reported from Thurs Jan 28th 2021 to Fri Jan 29th 2021.

65,170 active cases in the county as of 2/01/2021


4/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,128 people, remain hospitalized, which is 63 fewer than 1 day ago.  290 Covid patients  are in Intensive Care, a decrease of 27 patients  between Thursday Jan 28th 2021 and Fr Jan 29th 2021.



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.


1.13% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 3,091 people, have died from Covid-19. 33 deaths from Thurs Jan 28th 2021 to Fri Jan 29th 2021.


Of the 3,091 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 2,139 of them have been over 65; 796 have been between 45 and 64.


716 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 23.16% of the County’s total.


629 deaths in cities, 87 deaths in unincorporated areas.



In Riverside County:


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

15 deaths among people aged 18-24.

137 deaths among people aged 25-44

796 deaths among people aged 45-64

1,513 deaths among people aged 65-84

626 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


1,884 deaths are men, 1,177 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials. Women account for 39% of the Covid-19 deaths in Riverside County, men account for 61% of the deaths.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:


1,413 Latino, 1,083 Caucasian, 166 Black, 123 Asian, 12 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  25 Multiple Race, 15 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 253 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, 2,100 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 372 cases in Palm Desert, 295 in Palm Springs, 188 in Rancho Mirage, 144 in Indio, 83 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 call 760-992-0407 to get tested at DAP Health at Vista Chino and Sunrise Way 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.


Also reserve a spot at the drive-up test site at the University of California campus on Frank Sinatra Drive in Palm Desert. Testing there is Mon through Sat 8 a-m to 4 p-m.


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.


California information


Federal information


Rite Aid is doing Covid-19 testing by appointment for people 18 years of age or older. Results  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.


For vaccine information, go to



Doctor examining patient on stretcher.  Photo from Alpha Media Palm Springs CA