California has tested 6,414,321 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus.   That’s 16.03% of the population.


California has 391,538 positive cases for Covid-19, which is 6.10% of the people who have been tested so far.


California has 7,694 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.96% of those who have tested positive.


Riverside County numbers include the weekend of Saturday, July 18th and Sunday 19th, 2020.


In Riverside County, since March 15th, 2020, 323,725 people have been tested for Covid-19 as of Tuesday morning July 21st, 2020, and 9.26% of them, 29,983, have tested positive 293,742 people have tested negative, which is 90.73% of the people tested.


Of the 29,983 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

36% of them, 10,795, have fully recovered.

60.34% of them, 18,093, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.34% of all the positive cases.


1.69% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 507 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 3 people from Imperial County and 5 from Riverside County jails), and 131 of them are in Intensive Care.


1.96% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 588 people, have died from Covid-19.  176 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 29.93% of the County’s total.


12.940% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 323,725 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

There are still 2.176 million people that need to be tested in Riverside County.


8,445 positive cases have been tallied in the Coachella Valley since March 2020, when the testing and counting began. The Coachella Valley has recorded 28.16% of the cases in Riverside County.


1,053 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 254 cases and 6 deaths, Thermal 107 cases, Oasis 184 cases, and 1 death,  North Shore 84 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 76 cases and 1 death, Thousand Palms 110 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 56 cases and 1 death, Garnet 106 cases, Desert Palms 33 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 22 cases, and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 21 cases)


7,392 cases are in cities in the desert:

590 cases in Palm Springs, 19 dead

160 cases in Rancho Mirage, 12 dead

1,124 cases in Cathedral City, 13 dead

652 cases in Palm Desert, 35 dead

2,176 cases in Indio, 47 dead

482 cases in La Quinta, 14 dead

561 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 6 dead

1,618 cases in Coachella,  15 dead

29 in Indian Wells, 1 death

10 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

27 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead


In Riverside County:

10,795 people have recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

18,093 people are quarantined at home in various stages of recovery.

There have been 588 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Tuesday morning July 20th, 2020.  248 are women, 340 are men.

176 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   162 deaths in cities, 14 deaths 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 2,272 cases in nursing homes, with 1,386 cases among patients, and 886 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 166 cases in Palm Desert, 89 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 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.


Hospitals in the Coachella Valley are managing to keep up with the surge in COVID-19 cases. As of Tuesday morning, July 21st, 2020, Riverside County Public Health officials report 73% capacity in ICU facilities at hospitals in the desert, 54.6% capacity of all the hospital beds in the desert, and Covid-19 patients are taking up 15.3% of all hospital beds in the desert.


Across all of Riverside County’s 17 hospitals, there is 83.9% capacity at ICU facilities, 67.9% capacity of all hospital beds, and Covid-19 patients are taking up 14% 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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