California has tested 7,417,866 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus.  That’s 18.54% of the population.

93.70% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 6,951,316 people.

6.28% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 466,550 people.

California has 8,518 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.82% of those who have tested positive.

California hospitals report 1.49% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 6,896 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 1,975 of those patients are in ICU.  The State also reports having another 1,421 “Suspected Covid-19” patients.

In Riverside County, since March 8th, 2020, 361,065 people have been tested for Covid-19 as of Wednesday morning July 29th, 2020.

14.44% of Riverside County’s population has been tested for Covid-19.  That’s 361,065 people out of a population of 2.5 million people.

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

325,155 people have tested negative, which is 90.05% of the people tested.

35,910 people have tested positive, which is 9.94% of the people who have been tested.

Of the 35,910 people who have tested positive in Riverside County,

34.77% of them, 12,489, have fully recovered.

61.99% of them, 22,262, at home recovering and are not getting any medical assistance. Together, that’s 96.76% of all the positive cases.

1.35% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 487 people, remain hospitalized, (that includes 1 person from Imperial County and 3 from Riverside County jails), and 143 of them are in Intensive Care. That’s a decrease of one hospitalization in the past 24 hours.

1.87% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 672 people, have died from Covid-19. That’s an increase of one death in the past 24 hours. 211 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 31.39% of the County’s total. The Coachella Valley did not have any additional deaths in the past 24 hours.

9,913 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 27.60% of the positive cases in Riverside County.

1,275 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert;

(Mecca 297 cases and 7 deaths, Thermal 125 cases, Oasis 231 cases and 2 deaths,  North Shore 97 cases and 1 death, Bermuda Dunes 91 cases and 3 deaths, Thousand Palms 140 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 63 cases and 1 death, Garnet 143 cases, Desert Palms 34 cases and 2 deaths, Desert Edge 28 cases, and 2 deaths, and Sky Valley 26 cases)

8,638 cases are in cities in the desert:

718 cases in Palm Springs, 25 dead

184 cases in Rancho Mirage, 15 dead

759 cases in Palm Desert, 39 dead

1,287 cases in Cathedral City, 16 dead

2,532 cases in Indio, 56 dead                          

568 cases in La Quinta, 14 dead

683 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 11 dead

1,873 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 672 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Riverside County as of Wednesday morning July 29th, 2020.

211 of those deaths are in the Coachella Valley.   193 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.

4 deaths among people aged 18-24.

30 deaths among people aged 25-44

162 deaths among people aged 45-64

333 deaths among people aged 64-84

143 deaths among people aged 85 and up.

Riverside County has 2,395 cases in nursing homes, with 1,456 cases among patients, and 939 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 732 cases, are in the City of Riverside.

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 174 cases in Palm Desert, 102 in Palm Springs, 50 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 a while 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:

   — 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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