As of Thursday morning Dec 3rd 2020


California has tested 24,299,126 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 60.74% of the population.


15,700,874 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 39.25% of the state’s population.


5.16% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 1,255,948 people.


94.83% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 23,043,178 people.


California has 19,324, deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.53% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 7/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 9,365 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 2,121 of those patients are in ICU.


The case rate in California is 30.2 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. The Positivity rate is 6.4%.


39.7 million Californians, or 99.2% of the state’s population are living in 52 counties, currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier




Riverside County stats as of Thursday morning December 3rd 2020.


On Thursday December 3rd 2020, Riverside County remains in California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission. The case rate in the County is 21.2 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people.  The Positivity rate is now at 7.7%.


Riverside County has tested 1,131,710 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 45.26% of the County’s population.


1,368,290  people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 54.73% of the county’s population.


7.58% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 85,896 people.


92.41% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,045,814 people.


Of the 85,896 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

78.85% of them, 67,734 have fully recovered.

18.73% of them, 16,090 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 97.58% of all the positive cases.  

1,072 new cases over the past 24 hours.

There are 16,718 active cases in the County as of 12/03/2020.


7/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 628 people, remain hospitalized, and 126 of them are in Intensive Care. 28 new hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.


There are 17 major hospitals in Riverside County, and they are currently handling the load. 


1.68% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,444 people, have died from Covid-19. 1 new death in the past 24 hours.


414 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.67% of the County’s total. 372 deaths in cities, 42 deaths in unincorporated areas…11 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 5 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 6 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley, 2 in Thermal,  and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,444 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,007 of them have been over 65; 366 have been between 45 and 64.


Coachella Valley Overall: 18,883 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 84.68%, or 15,948 people, have recovered.


2,885 active cases in the desert as of December 3rd 2020




Unincorporated Areas: 2,595 positive cases reported in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.  18 new cases in the past 24 hours.

(Mecca 573 cases, Thermal 233 cases, Oasis 427 cases,  North Shore 203 cases, Bermuda Dunes 206 cases, Thousand Palms 321 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 121 cases, Garnet 287 cases, Desert Palms 75 cases, Desert Edge 90 cases, and Sky Valley 59 cases).


82.85% or 2,150 people, have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:  Mecca 485, Thermal 199, Oasis 369, North Shore 161, Bermuda Dunes 151, Thousand Palms 260 Vista Santa Rosa 104, Garnet 246, Desert Palms 51, Desert Edge 72, Sky Valley 52.


445 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 12/03/2020.



16,238 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020. 84.97% or 13,798 people have recovered. 103 new cases in the past 24 hours.


2,418 cases in Cathedral City, 39 dead     2,099 people have recovered

3,331 cases in Coachella,      33 dead     2,935 people have recovered

1,466 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 30 dead, 1,214 people recovered

71 cases in Indian Wells,   4 dead         52 people have recovered

4,719 cases in Indio, 95 dead              4,046 people have recovered

1,101 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead          931 people have recovered

1,403 cases in Palm Desert,  63 dead       1,111 people have recovered

1,394 cases in Palm Springs, 64 dead       1,153 people have recovered

335 cases in Rancho Mirage,  25 dead       257 people have recovered


2,440 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 12/03/2020.



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

90 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;               67 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

366 deaths among people aged 45-64

695 deaths among people aged 65-84

312 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


851 deaths are men, 587 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:

724 Latino, 526 Caucasian, 76 Black, 65 Asian, 7 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  11 Multiple Race, 7 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 28 Unknown Race.


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. Note: The County has not updated nursing home figures in several weeks.

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.


Go to to make an appointment for drive thru testing in the parking lot at the Rancho Mirage Library on Highway 111, which takes place Tues through Sat 9 a-m to 4 p-m through December 31st 2020.



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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