California has tested 36,508,384 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 91.27% of the population.


3,491,616 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 8.72% of the state’s population.


7.52% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 2,747,288 people. The State has 36,487 new cases in the past 24 hours.


92.47% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 33,761,096 people.


California has 30,513 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.11% of those who have tested positive548 new deaths in the past 24 hours.


California hospitals report 8/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 22,665 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 4,962 of those patients are in ICU.


The case rate in California is 91.7 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people, per day. The Positivity rate is 17.6%.


39,973,035 Californians, or 99.6% of the state’s population, living in 54 counties, are currently in the most restrictive PURPLE Tier.


Statewide, the percentage of ICU beds available is: 0%.   

Under 15% ICU Bed availability triggers more restrictions in California.


However, the State does have 1,229 ICU beds available.




On Wednesday January 13th 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 127.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, per day.  The Positivity rate is at 25.8%.


Riverside County has tested 1,875,458 people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 75.01% of the County’s population.


624,542 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 24.98% of the county’s population.


12.14% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 227,827 people.


87.85% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 1,647,631 people.


Of the 227,827 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

65.53% of them, 149,296 have fully recovered.

32.73% of them, 74,577 are at home recovering.

Together, that’s 98.26% of all the positive cases.  

11,552 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

76,237 active cases in the county as of 1/13/2021


7/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,660 people, remain hospitalized, and 354 of them are in Intensive Care.

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% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 2,294 people, have died from Covid-19.


Of the 2,294 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 1,624 of them have been over 65; 558 have been between 45 and 64.


582 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 25.37% of the County’s total.


511 deaths in cities, 71 deaths in unincorporated areas…5 in Bermuda Dunes, 9 in Desert Edge, 13 in Desert Palms, 9 in Garnet, 15 in Mecca, 2 in North Shore, 6 in Oasis,  2 in Sky Valley, 4 in Thermal, 4 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Vista Santa Rosa.



Coachella Valley Overall: 39,281 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 70.13%, or 27,551 people, have recovered.


11,730 active cases in the desert as of January 13th 2021

1,856 new cases in the past 24 hours.


Unincorporated Areas: 5,124 positive cases reported in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020.

(Bermuda Dunes 496 cases, Desert Edge 260 cases, Desert Palms 200 cases, Garnet 683 cases,  Mecca 954 cases, North Shore 297 cases, Oasis 728 cases, Sky Valley 155 cases, Thermal 375 cases, Thousand Palms 736 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 240 cases.



72.17% or 3,698 people, have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas:  (Bermuda Dunes 327, Desert Edge 158, Desert Palms 127, Garnet 480, Mecca 716, North Shore 251, Oasis 545, Sky Valley 95, Thermal 300, Thousand Palms 522, Vista Santa Rosa 177).


1,426 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 1/13/2021. 255 new cases in the past 24 hours.




34,157 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020. 69.83% or 23,853 people have recovered.


5,454 cases in Cathedral City, 60 dead     3,772 people have recovered

6,462 cases in Coachella,      53 dead     4,747 people have recovered

3,128 cases in Desert Hot Springs,41 dead, 2,196 people recovered

155 cases in Indian Wells,   5 dead        106 people have recovered

9,995 cases in Indio,     139 dead         6,811 people have recovered

2,600 cases in La Quinta, 35 dead          1,713 people have recovered

3,002 cases in Palm Desert,  73 dead       2,026 people have recovered

2,878 cases in Palm Springs, 78 dead       1,989 people have recovered

783 cases in Rancho Mirage,  27 dead       493 people have recovered


10,304 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 1/13/2021.   1,601 new cases over the past 24 hours.



83 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 dead;    54 people have recovered

233 cases in Cabazon,    1 dead;            157 people have recovered



In Riverside County:


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

11 deaths among people aged 18-24.

99 deaths among people aged 25-44

558 deaths among people aged 45-64

1,118 deaths among people aged 65-84

506 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


1,383 deaths are men, 887 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials. Women account for 40% of the Covid-19 deaths in Riverside County, men account for 60% of the deaths.


Racial breakdown of deaths in Riverside County:


1,091 Latino, 832 Caucasian, 125 Black, 95  Asian, 11 Native American Indian/Native Alaskan,  16 Multiple Race, 9 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 115 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 at NorthGate Community Church in Cathedral City.

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.


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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