COVID-19 as of Tuesday  Jan 26th 2021


State of CA numbers through Sunday Jan 24th 2021


California has administered  40,688,908 Covid-19 tests since March 2020.


7.70% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 3,136,158 people. The State has 27,007 new cases in the past 24 hours.


92.29% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 37,552,750 people.


California has 37,118 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.18% of those who have tested positive328 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


California hospitals report 5/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 18,347 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals, which is 291 fewer patients in the past  day.  4,475 of those patients are in ICU, 67 fewer ICU patients than a day ago.


The case rate in California is 105.4 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, per day. The 14-day Positivity Rate is 9.4%.


40,793,779 Californians, or 99.9% of the state’s population, living in 54 counties, are currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier.



However, the State does have 1,168 ICU beds available.




Riverside County stats as of Tuesday morning January 26th 2021.

Stats are through Monday January 25th 2021


On Tuesday January 26th 2021, Riverside County remains in California’s most restrictive Purple Tier, for Widespread risk of Covid-19 transmission. The case rate in the County is 148.4 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, per day.  The Positivity rate is at 23.5%.


Riverside County has administered 2,114,876 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.


12.50% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 264,363 people.


87.49% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,850,113 people.


Of the 264,363 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

70.40% of them, 186,119 have fully recovered.

28.02% of them, 74,083 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 98.42% of all the positive cases.  

2,381 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.

75,387 active cases in the county as of 1/26/2021


5/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,304 people, remain hospitalized, which is 151 fewer than 1 days ago.  334 Covid patients  are in Intensive Care, an increase of 4 patients from one day ago.



The Southern California Region, which includes 14 counties from just south of Sacramento down to the Mexico border, has 0% ICU bed availability. 


Riverside County is at 0% ICU Bed availability, collectively in all 17 of its major hospital facilities.


1.07% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 2,857 people, have died from Covid-19.


Of the 2,857 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,996 of them have been over 65; 720 have been between 45 and 64.


678 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 23.73% of the County’s total.


594 deaths in cities, 84 deaths in unincorporated areas.



In Riverside County:


There are 2 deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.

14 deaths among people aged 18-24.

124 deaths among people aged 25-44

695 deaths among people aged 45-64

1,404 deaths among people aged 65-84

592 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


1,741 deaths are men, 1,088 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials. Women account for 39% of the Covid-19 deaths in Riverside County, men account for 61% of the deaths.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:


1,319 Latino, 1,018 Caucasian, 151 Black, 118  Asian, 12 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  23 Multiple Race, 13 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 203 Unknown Race.


Riverside County has 5,351 cases in nursing homes, with 3,296 cases among patients, and 2,055 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 1,500 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 212 cases in Palm Desert, 191 in Palm Springs, 82 in Rancho Mirage, 80 in Indio, 55 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 DAP Health at Vista Chino and Sunrise Way 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.


Also reserve a spot at the drive-up test site at the University of California campus on Frank Sinatra Drive in Palm Desert. Testing there is Mon through Sat 8 a-m to 4 p-m.


Testing available Mon through Fri through January 29th 2021 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  Make an appointment at


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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