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85 more coronavirus cases and 5 deaths reported by Riverside County

Riverside County updated coronavirus numbers Saturday afternoon bringing the total number of cases to 4,164. That number represents 85 more cases over Friday's number. Deaths are now at 161, which is up five from Friday.

The county's most recent death report shows that males make up more than double the number of deaths, despite the fact there are approximately 2,000 more cases among females than in males.

Additionally, most of the deaths have been in the 65-84 age range at 77 as of May 1. Last week's report has that number at 61

The 40 to 64 age range has the highest number of cases with 1,700.

The County also states that 1,945 people have recovered from the virus. Currently, there are 210 people hospitalized with 83 listed in the ICU. The report also states that 52,577 people have been tested in the county.

Cases by Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 5/1/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 4
Deaths: 0
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 100
Deaths: 1
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 129
Deaths: 2
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 40
Deaths: 0
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 8
Deaths: 0
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 9
Deaths: 0
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 12
Deaths: 0
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 139
Deaths: 4
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 72
Deaths: 1
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 30
Deaths: 0
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 6
Deaths: 0
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 13
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 90
Deaths: 5
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 96
Deaths: 9
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 26
Deaths: 3
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 11
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 5
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 149 cases in the County's jails; 120 have recovered

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • 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.

How to get tested

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

You can get a test even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.

Riverside County has testing sites in Indio, Blythe, Perris, Riverside, and Lake Elsinore.

Another testing site is set to open in Coachella, on 85365 Dillon Road. The Coachella site will be open Fridays and Saturdays beginning May 1. Call (833) 624-1097 to set-up a testing appointment.

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.

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Rich Tarpening

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