As of Friday morning November 20th 2020


California has tested 21,552,528 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 53.88% of the population.


18,447,472 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 46.11% of the state’s population.


4.91% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 1,059,267 people.


95.08% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 20,493,261 people.


California has 18,466 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.74% 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 5,319 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,253 of those patients are in ICU.


The case rate in California is 16.5 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. The Positivity rate is 5.2%




Riverside County stats as of Friday morning November 20th 2020.


On Friday November 20th 2020, Riverside County remains in the California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission. The case rate in the County has ballooned to 22.4 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.  The Positivity rate is now at 8.9%.


Riverside County has tested 980,792 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 39.23% of the County’s population.


1,519,208 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 60.76% of the county’s population.


7.95% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 78,009 people.


92.04% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 902,783 people.


Of the 78,009 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

83.87% of them, 65,427 have fully recovered.

13.87% of them, 10,824 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.74% of all the positive cases.  373 new cases in the past 24 hours.

There are 11,186 active cases in the County as of 11/20/2020.


4/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 362 people, remain hospitalized, and 85  of them are in Intensive Care. 24 new hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

There are 17 major hospitals in Riverside County. 


1.78% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,396 people, have died from Covid-19. 13 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


398 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.51% of the County’s total. 358 deaths in cities, 40 deaths in unincorporated areas…11 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 4 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 5 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley, 2 in Thermal,  and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,396 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 972 of them have been over 65; 353 have been between 45 and 64.


Coachella Valley Overall: 17,683 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 87.85% of them, 15,535  people, have recovered. There are 2,148 active cases in the desert on 11/20/2020. 4 new cases in the past 24 hours.




Unincorporated Areas: 2,411 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.  329 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 11/20/2020. 4 new cases in the past 24 hours.

(Mecca 541 cases, Thermal 212 cases, Oasis 404 cases,  North Shore 190 cases, Bermuda Dunes 174 cases, Thousand Palms 298 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 111 cases, Garnet 273 cases, Desert Palms 66 cases, Desert Edge 87 cases, and Sky Valley 55 cases).


86.35%, or 2,082 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:

Mecca 473, Thermal 190, Oasis 355, North Shore 148, Bermuda Dunes 147,

Thousand Palms 253, Vista Santa Rosa 101, Garnet 241, Desert Palms 49, Desert Edge 71, Sky Valley 52.



Cities In The Desert: 15,272 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020. 1,819 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 11/20/2020. Zero new cases in the past 24 hours.


88.08% of those people, 13,453 people have recovered.

2,279 cases in Cathedral City, 38 dead     2,061 people have recovered

3,154 cases in Coachella,      32 dead     2,865 people have recovered

1,356 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 30 dead, 1,182 people recovered

64 in Indian Wells,   4 dead               50 people have recovered

4,463 cases in Indio, 92 dead              3,957 people have recovered

1,038 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead          894 people have recovered

1,290 cases in Palm Desert,  59 dead       1070 people have recovered

1,325 cases in Palm Springs, 60 dead       1,127 people have recovered

303 cases in Rancho Mirage,  24 dead       247 people have recovered



28 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   23 people have recovered

78 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;               65 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.

63 deaths among people aged 25-44

353 deaths among people aged 45-64

670 deaths among people aged 65-84

302 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


824 deaths are men, 566 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.




Yellow and Red Sign that reads “California Coronavirus, Stay Informed.

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