California has tested 11,470,696 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 28.67% of the population.


28,529,304 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 71.32% of the state’s population.


6.17% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 707,797 people.


93.82% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 10,762,899 people.


California has 13,018 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.83% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 5/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 3,849 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,194 of those patients are in ICU.  The State also reports having another 1,020 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.




Riverside County has tested 525,905 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 21.03% of the County’s population.


1,974,095 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 78.96% of the county’s population.


10.10% of the people tested for Covid-19, have tested positive.

That’s 53,153 people.


89.89% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 472,752 people.



Of the 53,153 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

82.82% of them, 44,024, have fully recovered.

14.83% of them, 7,887 are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 97.65% of all the positive cases.



4/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 216 people, remain hospitalized, and 68 of them are in Intensive Care.


1.93% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,026 people, have died from Covid-19. 307 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 29.92% of the County’s total. 278 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 1,026 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 715 of them have been over 64 years old.


13,579 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. The Coachella Valley has accounted for 25.54% of the positive cases in Riverside County.


1,791 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 416 cases, Thermal 161 cases, Oasis 313 cases,  North Shore 122 cases, Bermuda Dunes 126 cases, Thousand Palms 212 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 90 cases, Garnet 211 cases, Desert Palms 43 cases, Desert Edge 53 cases, and Sky Valley 44 cases)


1,530 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 358, Thermal 147, Oasis 273, North Shore 108, Bermuda Dunes 113,

Thousand Palms 168, Vista Santa Rosa 71, Garnet 175, Desert Palms 38, Desert Edge 43, Sky Valley 36


Only 261 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 9/2/2020.



11,788 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.


85.7% of those people, 10,105 people have recovered. Only 1,683 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 9/2/2020.


997 cases in Palm Springs, 44 dead         828 people have recovered

228 cases in Rancho Mirage, 21 dead        183 people have recovered

956 cases in Palm Desert, 50 dead          818 people have recovered

1,806 cases in Cathedral City, 29 dead     1,541 people have recovered

2,521 cases in Coachella,  25 dead     2,196 people have recovered

3,447 cases in Indio, 67 dead              2,943 people have recovered

748 cases in La Quinta, 18 dead            651 people have recovered

1,043 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 22 dead,  879 people have recovered

42 in Indian Wells, 2 deaths                 36 people have recovered



22 cases in Idyllwild, 1 death;    17 people have recovered

49 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;       41 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.

45 deaths among people aged 25-44

260 deaths among people aged 45-64

495 deaths among people aged 64-84

220 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


610 deaths are men, 413 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials.


Riverside County has 3,245 cases in nursing homes, with 2,004 cases among patients, and 1,241 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 908 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 190 cases in Palm Desert, 134 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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