California has tested 7,517,466 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus.  That’s 18.79% of the population.


At the current rate of testing, it will take California 324 days to test everyone in the state.


93.67% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 7,042,161 people.


6.32% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 475,305 people.


California has 8,715 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.83% of those who have tested positive.


California hospitals report 1.45% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 6,939 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 2,012 of those patients are in ICU.  The State also reports having another 1,500 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.


In Riverside County, since March 8th, 2020, 362,559 people have been tested for Covid-19 as of Thursday morning July 30th, 2020. The County tested just 1,494 people in the past 24 hours.


2,137,441 people still need to be tested in the county. At the current rate of testing, it will take 1,430 days to test everyone.


14.50% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 362,559 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

More than 85% of the population of Riverside County has not been tested.


326,400 people have tested negative, which is 90.02% of the people tested.


36,159 people have tested positive, which is 9.97% of the people who have been tested.


Of the 36,159 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

35% of them, 12,656, have fully recovered.

61.75% of them, 22,331, are at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.75% of all the positive cases.


1.35% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 490 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 1 person from Imperial County and 3 from Riverside County jails), and 153 of them are in Intensive Care. That’s an increase of 3 hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.


1.88% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 682 people, have died from Covid-19. That’s an increase of 10 deaths in the past 24 hours. 216 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 31.67% of the County’s total. The Coachella Valley had 5 additional deaths in the past 24 hours.


9,999 positive cases have been tallied in the Coachella Valley since March 8th, 2020, when the testing and counting began. The Coachella Valley has accounted for 27.65% of the positive cases in Riverside County.


1,286 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 299 cases and 7 deaths, Thermal 125 cases, Oasis 236 cases and 2 deaths,  North Shore 97 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 91 cases and 3 deaths, Thousand Palms 141 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 63 cases and 1 death, Garnet 144 cases, Desert Palms 34 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 29 cases, and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 27 cases)

8,713 cases are in cities in the desert:

729 cases in Palm Springs, 25 dead

185 cases in Rancho Mirage, 14 dead

764 cases in Palm Desert, 40 dead

1,299 cases in Cathedral City, 20 dead

2,544 cases in Indio, 56 dead

571 cases in La Quinta, 15 dead

696 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 11 dead

1,891 cases in Coachella,  16 dead

34 in Indian Wells, 1 death

11 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, no deaths

30 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead


In Riverside County:

There have been 682 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Thursday morning July 30th, 2020.

216 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   198 deaths in cities, 18 deaths in unincorporated areas…7 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 2 in Bermuda Dunes, 2 in Desert Palms, 2 in Desert Edge, 1 in Oasis, and 1 in North Shore.


There are no deaths from Covid-19 for anyone from newborn to age 17.

deaths among people aged 18-24.

30 deaths among people aged 25-44

164 deaths among people aged 45-64

339 deaths among people aged 64-84

145 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


Riverside County has 2,505 cases in nursing homes, with 1,534 cases among patients, and 971 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 757 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 178 cases in Palm Desert, 112 in Palm Springs, 51 in Indio, 50 in La Quinta, 46 in Rancho Mirage.


Riverside County is no longer providing capacity statistics for the hospitals in the county.


The federal temporary hospitals built at the County Fairgrounds in Indio and the old Sears Store in Riverside months ago, are still equipped and ready to be used.   They are not currently being used because they are not needed at this time.   They are not staffed right now because there are no patients there.


If they are needed, they can quickly be staffed and put into operation.


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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