As of Wednesday morning August 5th, 2020. 


California stats are through Tuesday, August 4th, 2020


California has tested 8,305,713 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus.  That’s 20.76% of the population.


It has tested 121,017 in the past 24 hours.


31,694,287 people still need to be tested in California.


At the current rate of testing, it’ll take 261 days to test everyone in the state, that’s about 8 and a half months.


93.74% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 7,786,286 people.


6.25% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 519,427 people.


California has 9,501 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.82% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 1.21% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 6,302 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,892 of those patients are in ICU.  The State also reports having another 1,328 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.




Riverside County stats as of Wednesday morning August 5th, 2020.


Riverside County Stats are through Tuesday, August 4th, 2020


Since March 2020, Riverside County has tested 375,518 people for Covid-19. It has tested 1,497 people in the past 24 hours.


2,124,482 people still need to be tested in the county.


At the current rate of testing, it’ll take 1,419 days to test everyone in Riverside County. That’s more than 3 and a half years.


15.02% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 375,518 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

Nearly 85% of the population of Riverside County has not been tested.


337,031 people have tested negative, which is 89.750% of the people tested.


38,487 people have tested positive, which is 10.24% of the people who have been tested.



Of the 38,487 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

52.17% of them, 20,079, have fully recovered.

44.74% of them, 17,220, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.91% of all the positive cases.



1.16% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 450 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 4 people from Riverside County jails), and 133 of them are in Intensive Care.


1.91% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 738 people, have died from Covid-19. 232 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 31.43% of the County’s total. 212deaths in cities, 20 deaths in unincorporated areas…8 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 1 in Garnet, 2 in Desert Palms, 2 in Desert Edge, 2 in Oasis, and 1 in North Shore.


429 deaths among men, 308 among women


10,564 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 27.44% of the positive cases in Riverside County.


1,372 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 315 cases and 8 deaths, Thermal 132 cases, Oasis 246 cases and 2 deaths,  North Shore 102 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 99 cases and 3 deaths, Thousand Palms 149 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 63 cases and 1 death, Garnet 162 cases and 1 death, Desert Palms 38 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 34 cases and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 32 cases)



9,192 cases are in cities in the desert:


785 cases in Palm Springs, 27 dead

193 cases in Rancho Mirage, 14 dead

789 cases in Palm Desert, 42 dead

1,396 cases in Cathedral City, 22 dead

1,972 cases in Coachella,  17 dead

2,657 cases in Indio, 59 dead

596 cases in La Quinta, 15 dead

772 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 14 dead

35 in Indian Wells, 2 deaths

17 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

34 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead



In Riverside County:


There are no deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.

deaths among people aged 18-24.

32 deaths among people aged 25-44

182 deaths among people aged 45-64

360 deaths among people aged 64-84

159 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


Riverside County has 2,683 cases in nursing homes, with 1,623 cases among patients, and 1,060 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 800 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 188 cases in Palm Desert, 125 in Palm Springs, 51 in Indio, 50 in La Quinta, 46 in Rancho Mirage.


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 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.




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