Covid-19 Stats Thursday Morning October 15th 2020

As of Thurs  morning October 15th 2020


California has tested 16,425,487 of its 40 million people for the Covid-19 virus, since March 2020.  That’s 41.06% of the population


23,574,513 people still need to be tested in California, that’s 58.93% of the state’s population.  


5.20% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested positive. That’s 855,072 people. 


94.79% of the people tested for Covid-19 in California have tested negative.  That’s 15,570,415 people.


California has 16,639 deaths from Covid-19, which is 1.94% of those who have tested positive


California hospitals report 3/10th’s of 1% of the people who have tested positive, are hospitalized, which is 3,126 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the hospitals. 753 of those patients are in ICU.  




Riverside County stats as of Thurs  morning October 14th 2020 

Tier Group: Red. Moderate Risk of Spread of Covid-19.

Riverside County has tested 721,719  people for Covid-19 since March 2020, out of a population of 2.5 million.  That’s 28.86% of the County’s population. 


1,778,281 people still need to be tested in the county, that’s 71.13% of the county’s population. The County tested 2,931 people on Tuesday October 13th, and at that rate it will take 606 days to test all County residents.


8.71% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested positive. That’s 62,900 people


91.28% of the people tested for Covid-19 in Riverside County have tested negative.  That’s 658,819 people.


Of the 62,900  people who have tested positive in Riverside County, 

90.48% of them, 56,659, have fully recovered.   

7.27% of them, 4,574 are at home recovering. Together, that’s 97.75% of all the positive cases.


2/10th’s of 1%, of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 149 people, remain hospitalized, and 45 of them are in Intensive Care. 


2% of the people who have tested positive so far in Riverside County, 1,264 people, have died from Covid-19. 355 of those deaths have been in the Coachella Valley, which is 28.08% of the County’s total. 320 deaths in cities, 35 deaths in unincorporated areas…9 in Mecca,  1 in Vista Santa Rosa, 3 in Bermuda Dunes, 5 in Garnet, 3 in Desert Palms, 5 in Desert Edge, 5 in Oasis, 1 in Thousand Palms, 2 in Sky Valley and 1 in North Shore.


Of the 1,264 people who have died from Covid-19 in Riverside County, 880 of them have been over 65; 320 have been between 45 and 64.


15,216 positive cases have been recorded in the Coachella Valley since March 8th 2020, when the testing and counting began. 93.33% of them, 14,202  people, have recovered. There are 1,014 active cases in the desert on 10/15/2020. 


2,024 cases are in unincorporated areas of the desert since March 2020. 

(Mecca 464 cases, Thermal 191 cases, Oasis 342 cases,  North Shore 145 cases, Bermuda Dunes 141 cases, Thousand Palms 243 cases, Vista Santa Rosa 99 cases, Garnet 232 cases, Desert Palms 45 cases, Desert Edge 73 cases, and Sky Valley 49 cases)


94.07%, or 1,906 people have recovered from Covid-19 in unincorporated areas: 

Mecca 436, Thermal 181, Oasis 328, North Shore 134, Bermuda Dunes 132,

Thousand Palms 230, Vista Santa Rosa 97, Garnet 220, Desert Palms 40, Desert Edge 64, Sky Valley 44

Only 118 active cases of Covid-19 in unincorporated areas as of 10/15/2020.



13,192 Covid-19 cases reported in cities in the desert, since March 2020.

93.20% of those people, 12,296, people have recovered. Only 896 active Covid-19 cases in cities in the Coachella Valley as of 10/15/2020.


2,007 cases in Cathedral City, 34 dead     1,898 people have recovered

2,785 cases in Coachella,      28 dead     2,655 people have recovered

1,167 cases in Desert Hot Springs, 28 dead, 1,093 people recovered

51 in Indian Wells,   3 dead               46 people have recovered

3,850 cases in Indio, 74 dead              3,605 people have recovered 

865 cases in La Quinta, 19 dead            789 people have recovered 

1,068 cases in Palm Desert,  58 dead       971 people have recovered

1,143 cases in Palm Springs, 52 dead       1,015 people have recovered      

256 cases in Rancho Mirage,  24 dead       224 people have recovered



23 cases in Idyllwild/Pine Cove, 1 death;   21 people have recovered

64 cases in Cabazon, 1 dead;                59 people have recovered



In Riverside County:

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

7 deaths among people aged 18-24.

57 deaths among people aged 25-44

320 deaths among people aged 45-64

600 deaths among people aged 65-84

280 deaths among people aged 85 and up.


739 deaths are men, 520 are women, and 0 are transgender, non-binary or intersex according to county officials


Riverside County has 3,475 cases in nursing homes, with 2,154 cases among patients, and 1,321 cases among staff. The overwhelming majority of nursing home cases, 944 cases, are in the City of Riverside. 

In Coachella Valley nursing facilities, there have been 192 cases in Palm Desert, 138 in Palm Springs, 77 in Rancho Mirage, 57 in Indio, 53 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 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.



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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