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Big Covid-19 Increases In Riverside County & The Coachella Valley

Coronavirus particle, illustration. Different strains of coronavirus are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, gastroenteritis and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). A new coronavirus (2019-CoV) emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The virus causes a mild respiratory illness that can develop into pneumonia and be fatal in some cases. The coronaviruses take their name from their crown (corona) of surface proteins, which are used to attach and penetrate their host cells. Once inside the cells, the particles use the cells' machinery to make more copies of the virus.

As of Friday morning July 10th, 2020.

California has 40 million residents.   5,078,434 of them have been tested for Covid-19, that’s 12.69% of the population.

California has 296,499 positive cases for Covid-19, which is 5.83% of the people who have been tested so far.

California has 6,711 deaths from Covid-19, which is 2.26% 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 23,334 people test positive for the virus.  The County saw an increase of 1,377 positive cases between Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th.

Of those 23,334 people who have tested positive in Riverside County, 39.62% of them, 9,246,  have fully recovered.

55.89% of them, 13,042, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 95.51% of all the positive cases.

2.19% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 513 people, remain hospitalized, and 117 of them are in Intensive Care.

2.28% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 533 people, have died from Covid-19. That is 0.021% of the total population of the county.

272,981 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Friday morning July 10th, 2020,  and 8.54% of them, 23,334, have tested positive 249,647 people have tested negative, which is 91.45% of the people tested.

10.91% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 272,981 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

6,750 cases are in the Coachella Valley.   365 new cases in the past 24 hours.

870 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert; 55 new cases in the past 24 hours.

(Mecca 212 cases and 6 deaths, Thermal 90 cases, Oasis 149 cases,  North Shore 75 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 64 cases and 1 death, Thousand Palms 84 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 51 cases and 1 death, Garnet 81 cases, Desert Palms 27 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 20 cases, and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 17 cases)

5,880 cases are in cities:  310 new cases the past 24 hours

432 cases in Palm Springs, 17 dead

120 cases in Rancho Mirage, 12 dead

852 cases in Cathedral City, 7 dead

536 cases in Palm Desert, 31 dead

1,769 cases in Indio, 42 dead

387 cases in La Quinta, 11 dead

396 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 5 dead

1,365 cases in Coachella,  13 dead

23 in Indian Wells, no deaths

10 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

22 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead

 

In Riverside County:

9,246  people have recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

13,042 people are quarantined at home in various stages of recovery.

There have been 533 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Friday morning July 10th, 2020.  232 are women, 301 are men.

151 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   138 deaths in cities, 13 deaths in unincorporated areas…6 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 1 in Bermuda Dunes, 2 in Desert Palms, 2 in Desert Edge, and 1 in North Shore.

513 people are hospitalized (that includes 7 people from Imperial County and 8 from county jails), 117 people are in ICU.

272,981 people have been tested so far in Riverside County

Riverside County has 2,109 cases in nursing homes, with 1,305 cases among patients, and 804 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 689 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 144 cases in Palm Desert, 69 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 www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing 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 www.lhi.care/covidtesting 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 www.borregohealth.org 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 www.cvs.com/minuteclinic. 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 www.covid19.ca.gov

Federal information www.cdc.gov

 

 

 

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