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Riverside County reports 696 new cases & 26 deaths; Hospitalizations continue to decrease

Case Changes Today

There were 696 new coronavirus cases reported new coronavirus cases since Wednesday across Riverside County. This brings the total amount of cases up to 44,679.

The county has been reporting lower than expected case increases since July 29 due to glitch with the state's CalREDIE system.

State health officer Dr. Mark Ghaly did say on Monday that the issue the backlog has been cleared and test results will be filtered to counties for processing over the next few days.

Jose Arballo Jr, county public information officer, confirmed today's case increase is part of the backlog. The county expected to be caught up as by yesterday.

County officials have stated that once the issue is fixed, there will likely be larger case increases.

The issue did not impact the county's hospitalization and death count.

Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Additional Data

434,405 tests have been conducted so far, an increase of 13,132 tests conducted over the past 24 hours.

The doubling rate is at 34.7 days as of Tuesday, however, the doubling rate was not listed on Wednesday's epidemiology summary. The county made no mention as to why the doubling rate was removed

Deaths and Recoveries

The county reported 26 additional deaths since Wednesday bringing the total to 879. The Coachella Valley reported 8 deaths today.

  • Palm Springs - 4 deaths
  • Desert Hot Springs - 3 death
  • Rancho Mirage - 1 death

23,287 patients have recovered, an increase of 434 recoveries since Wednesday.


The county continues to report big decreases in hospitalizations. The county reported 28 fewer coronavirus patients in the hospital today. There are currently 307 coronavirus patients hospitalized in Riverside County.

Zero patients are from correctional facilities and 1 is an Imperial County resident as of August 11, according to the Emergency Management Department.

The county also continued to report decreases in the number of coronavirus patients admitted into the ICU over the past 24 hours. There were 12 fewer patients in the ICU today, bringing the total to 94. This is the first time since June 25 that the total amount of ICU patients with coronavirus is under 100 patients.

The latest graph showing coronavirus-related hospitalizations at Eisenhower Health reveals a continued decrease in bed usage over the past couple of days compared to a few weeks ago.

Hospitalizations at Desert Regional and JFK Memorial have also fallen off compared to earlier this month.

Coachella Valley Numbers

Indio has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Coachella Valley. Indio has 3,018 cases and 64 deaths.

Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 08/13/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 103
Deaths: 3
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 42
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 1,603
Deaths: 26
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 2,166
Deaths: 21
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 43
Deaths: 4
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 917
Deaths: 20
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 41
Deaths: 2
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 180
Deaths: 4
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 42
Deaths: 2
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 3,018
Deaths: 64
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 659
Deaths: 16
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 363
Deaths: 8
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 110
Deaths: 1
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 276
Deaths: 2
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 858
Deaths: 47
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 872
Deaths: 40
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 212
Deaths: 17
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 34
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 145
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 181
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 325 cases in the County's jails, with 2 deaths, and 285 recoveries.· State Jails
There are 1,472 cases in the state's jails


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These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC.

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 coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988 with is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm. Avoid the spread of this illness.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

How to get tested

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.

You are now able to get a free test at many Rite-Aids in the area. Click here for a full list of stores and to schedule your appointment.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

Jesus Reyes


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