As of Thursday morning July 16th, 2020.

California has 40 million residents.   5,793,276 of them have been tested for Covid-19, that’s 14.48% of the population.

California has 347,634 positive cases for Covid-19, which is 6% of the people who have been tested so far.

California has 7,227 deaths from Covid-19, which is 2% of those who have tested positive.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Riverside County has had 27,371people test positive for the virus. An increase of 890 cases over the past 24 hours.

Of those 27,371 people who have tested positive in Riverside County, 36.9% of them, 10,113, have fully recovered.

58.9% of them, 16,133, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 95.8% of all the positive cases.

2% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 548 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 6 people from Imperial County and 6 from county jails), and 141 of them are in Intensive Care.

2.1% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 577 people, have died from Covid-19.

297,638 people have been tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Thursday morning July 16th, 2020,  and 9.19% of them, 27,371, have tested positive 270,267 people have tested negative, which is 90.8%of the people tested.

11.9% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 297,638 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

There are still 2.2 million people that need to be tested in Riverside County.  On Tuesday, July 14th, 2020, the County tested 3,249 people for Covid-19. At the current testing rate, it will take 677 days to test the remaining 2.2 million people in Riverside County.

7,758 cases are in the Coachella Valley. An increase of 340 new cases in the past 24 hours.

968 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 230 cases and 6 deaths, Thermal 97 cases, Oasis 172 cases, and 1 death,  North Shore 81 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 69 cases and 1 death, Thousand Palms 98 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 55 cases and 1 death, Garnet 94 cases, Desert Palms 31 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 21 cases, and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 20 cases)

6,790 cases are in cities:  An increase of 188 new cases in the past 24 hours.

520 cases in Palm Springs, 19 dead

145 cases in Rancho Mirage, 12 dead

1,026 cases in Cathedral City, 11 dead

603 cases in Palm Desert, 35 dead

2,014 cases in Indio, 46 dead

449 cases in La Quinta, 14 dead

482 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 6 dead

1,526 cases in Coachella,  14 dead

25 in Indian Wells, 1 death

10 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

27 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead


In Riverside County:

10,113 people have recovered from the Covid-19 virus.

16,133 people are quarantined at home in various stages of recovery.

There have been 553 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Friday morning July 10th, 2020.  246 are women, 332 are men.

172 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   158 deaths in cities, 14deaths in unincorporated areas…6 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 1 in Bermuda Dunes, 2 in Desert Palms, 2 in Desert Edge, 1 in Oasis, and 1 in North Shore.

Riverside County has 2,211 cases in nursing homes, with 1,359 cases among patients, and 852 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 704 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 164 cases in Palm Desert, 76 in Palm Springs, 50 in Indio, 50 in La Quinta, 46 in Rancho Mirage.

All testing is free to the patient being tested. Be patient, you might have to wait awhile 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 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.


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 expanding its COVID-19 testing capacity across California too.

Testing will be available by appointment for people 18 years of age or older, regardless of whether the person is experiencing symptoms, according to Rite Aid. Results are expected in three to five days, a company spokesperson said.


The Riverside County locations providing testing starting Thursday, July 16th, 2020 are:

— 910 W. Ontario Ave., Corona;

— 1688 N. Perris Blvd., Perris;

— 16491 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Elsinore;

— 8015 Limonite Ave., Riverside;

— 616 E. Hobson Way, Blythe;

— 260 N. Sanderson Ave., Hemet;

 12900 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs;

— 806 Ramsey St., Banning;

— 1180 N. State St., San Jacinto;

— 894 Oak Valley Parkway, Suite B, Beaumont;

— 42021 E. Florida Ave., Hemet;

— 51101 Cesar Chavez St., Coachella;

— 47985 Monroe St., Building A, Indio; 

— 1660 E. First St., Beaumont.


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, be at least 18 and pre-register online at to schedule an appointment.

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