California has tested 19,074,921 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 47.61% of the population.


20,925,079 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 52.31% of the state’s population.


4.90% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 934,672 people.


95.09% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 18,140,249 people.


California has 17,686 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.89% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 3/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 3,270 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 840 of those patients are in ICU.




On Wednesday November 4th 2020, Riverside County remains in the California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission.


Riverside County has tested 849,870 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 33.99% of the County’s population.


1,650,130 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 66.00% of the county’s population.


8.16% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 69,407 people.


91.83% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 780,463 people.


Of the 69,407 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

88.93% of them, 61,730 have fully recovered.

8.87% of them, 6,159 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.80% of all the positive cases.  487 new cases in the past 24 hours.


2/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 194 people, remain hospitalized, and 53  of them are in Intensive Care.


1.93% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,324 people, have died from Covid-19. 376 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.39% of the County’s total. 339 deaths in cities, 37 deaths in unincorporated areas…10 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 3 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 5 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,324 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 920 of them have been over 65; 338 have been between 45 and 64.


16,345 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 91.72% of them, 14,992  people, have recovered. There are 1,353 active cases in the desert on 11/4/2020.


2,188 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Mecca 496 cases, Thermal 197 cases, Oasis 370 cases,  North Shore 162 cases, Bermuda Dunes 154 cases, Thousand Palms 258 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 107 cases, Garnet 254 cases, Desert Palms 55 cases, Desert Edge 81 cases, and Sky Valley 54 cases).

91.72%, or 2,007 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 460, Thermal 187, Oasis 344, North Shore 145, Bermuda Dunes 138,

Thousand Palms 244, Vista Santa Rosa 100, Garnet 229, Desert Palms 44, Desert Edge 67, Sky Valley 49.  Only 181 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 11/4/2020.


14,157 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.

91.72% of those people, 12,985 people have recovered. Only 1,172 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 11/4/2020.

2,139 cases in Cathedral City, 36 dead     1,998 people have recovered

2,967 cases in Coachella,      32 dead     2,785 people have recovered

1,243 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 28 dead, 1,151 people recovered

56 in Indian Wells,   4 dead               50 people have recovered

4,145 cases in Indio, 83 dead              3,807 people have recovered

941 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead            857 people have recovered

1,162 cases in Palm Desert,  58 dead       1037 people have recovered

1,224 cases in Palm Springs, 55 dead       1,067 people have recovered

280 cases in Rancho Mirage,  24 dead       236 people have recovered



25 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   22 people have recovered

69 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;                64 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.

54 deaths among people aged 25-44

338 deaths among people aged 45-64

628 deaths among people aged 65-84

292 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


776 deaths are men, 542 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,559 cases in nursing homes, with 2,200 cases among patients, and 1,359 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 957 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 192 cases in Palm Desert, 175 in Palm Springs, 77 in Rancho Mirage, 58 in Indio, 53 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 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.

Or contact for a list of test sites in Riverside County.

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, regardless of whether the person is experiencing symptoms. Results are expected 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.


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