Health officials released the latest coronavirus data showing cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and recoveries across Riverside County.
Riverside County reported 631 new cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 14,431 with nearly 194,000 tested. 7,009 patients have recovered from the virus.
Riverside University Public Health System projects that by July 7, there will be 18,811 cases. The current doubling rate is 28.7 days.
There were 7 additional deaths reported since Monday, increasing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 431. 6 of those new deaths were recorded here in the Coachella Valley.
Palm Springs, Mecca, North Shore, and Indio each reported one death, while Rancho Mirage reported two deaths.
According to the county’s epidemiology report, the majority of deaths in Riverside County have been in the 65-84 age group.
Hospitalizations continued to rise across Riverside County, surpassing the highest totals since the start of the pandemic. Today, there were 18 new hospitalizations and 3 additional patients in intensive care. There are a total of 315 patients in the hospital, including 90 in the ICU.
According to California tracking, counting confirmed positive and suspected cases, there are 423 patients hospitalized, an increase of 95 patients vs two weeks ago. There are 109 suspect & positive patients in the ICU, with 23% of ICU beds available.
Indio has the most cases in the Coachella Valley with 1,062. Palm Desert has the most deaths in the Coachella Valley with 29.
The city of Riverside has 2,123 cases, the most in the entire county. The city also has the most deaths with 120.
Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 6/18/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 34
Confirmed Cases: 15
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 470
Confirmed Cases: 917
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 9
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 209
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 12
Confirmed Cases: 37
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 17
Confirmed Cases: 1,062
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 231
Confirmed Cases: 154
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 55
Confirmed Cases: 87
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 311
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 245
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 85
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 6
Confirmed Cases: 68
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 36
· County Jails
There are 247- cases in the County’s jails, with 2 deaths, and 207 recoveries.· State Jails
There are 1,037 cases in the state’s jails
- Palm Springs City Hall employee tests positive for coronavirus
- Employees test positive for Coronavirus at Westfield Mall in Palm Desert
- Walmart in Palm Desert set to reopen on June 22 after being closed for deep cleaning
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
You can call the Centers for Disease Control with any questions at 211 and 800–CDC –INFO (800 – 232 – 4636).
If you want to be seen at Eisenhower Health, call their 24-hour coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988. Avoid the spread of this illness.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
How to get tested
On Monday, Riverside County passes 100,000 tests given.
Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.
There are testing site all over the valley now.
Riverside County operates testing sites in Indio, Blythe, Perris, Riverside, and Lake Elsinore.
If you want to get tested at one of the other five Riverside County testing sites, you will need to call 800-945-6171 to set up an appointment. Officials said the turnaround time for test results is typically 3-4 days.
A walk-up testing site opened on Monday at the Cathedral City library. The site will be open from Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Call for an appointment by calling (800) 945-6171.
There is a testing site open in Coachella, on 85365 Dillon Road. The Coachella site will be open Fridays and Saturdays. Call (833) 624-1097 to set-up a testing appointment.
The state also opened eight testing sites across Riverside County that could test 1,000 people every day.
The following locations will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only:
- Moses Schaffer Community Center
21565 Steele Peak
Perris, CA 92570
- Mead Valley Senior Center
21091 Rider St., Suite 102
Perris, CA 92570
- Jurupa Valley Fleet Center
5293 Mission Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92509
- Nellie Weaver Hall
Norco, CA 92860
The following locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
- Lozano Community Center
12-800 West Arroyo
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
- Noble Creek Community Center
390 W. Oak Valley Parkway
Beaumont, CA 92223
- Valle Vista Community Center
43935 E. Acacia Ave.
Hemet, CA 92544
Appointments at these facilities can be made online by going to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or calling 888-634-1123.