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Riverside County reports 266 new cases, 3 deaths, 197 recoveries since Tuesday

Case Changes Today

Riverside County reported 266 new cases since Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases to 61,133.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

What's Open In Riverside County?

  • Restaurants indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • All retail indoors (max 50% capacity)
  • Shopping centers indoors (max 50% capacity, closed common areas)
  • Museums, zoos, and aquariums indoors (max 25% capacity)
  • Places of worship indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Movie theaters indoors (max 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer)
  • Gyms and fitness centers indoors (max 10% capacity)

Hair & nail salons, as well as barbershops are already open indoors with modifications.

Riverside County has to remain in the red tier for at least one more week (until Oct. 6) before in-person classes can return. The Palm Springs Unified School District is planning on returning to class in January at 50% capacity.

Some schools have already returned to indoor learning after applying for a school waiver.

Click here to see the list of school waiver applicants

Riverside County could possibly return to the most restrictive 'purple' state tier due to rising coronavirus rates

"There is no good way to say it, but both our positivity rate and our case rates are still rising," said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County Health Officer told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

This would mean many businesses and services like restaurants and churches won't be able to reopen indoors once again.

Kaiser added that more residents need to get tested.

"We need people to test," Dr. Kaiser continued. "Most of all we need people to do what we've been asking them to do: to continue to socially distance, wear facial coverings, and please work with our contact tracers."


681,316 tests have been conducted which is up by 4,525 over the past 24 hours.

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

Find County Testing Sites

Deaths and Recoveries

The county reported 3 additional deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,247.

Riverside County has reported 197 additional recoveries since Tuesday. The total number of recoveries is now at 55,594.


Riverside County reported 7 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations since Tuesday. The current total patients is now 135.

Riverside County has the fifth most coronavirus patients among California counties, with Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and counties having more patients.

As for ICU patients, the county reported 4 fewer patients in the ICU. There are currently 38 patients with COVID-19 in the ICU.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

The latest graphs showing coronavirus-related hospitalizations at Eisenhower Health, JFK Memorial Hospital, and Desert Regional Medical Center reveal a continued decrease in bed usage since the start of August.

Coachella Valley Numbers

Indio has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the Coachella Valley. Indio has 3,752 cases, 74 deaths, and 3,563 recoveries.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 10/07/20)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 138
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 130

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 63
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 59

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 1,965
Deaths: 32
Recoveries: 1,878

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 2,725
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 2,624

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 71
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 59

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,147
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 1,083

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 45
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 40

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 230
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 218

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 50
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 43

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 3,752
Deaths: 74
Recoveries: 3,563

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 831
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 771

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 459
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 429

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 142
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 132

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 335
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 325

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,054
Deaths: 58
Recovered: 956

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,118
Deaths: 51
Recovered: 992

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 253
Deaths: 24
Recovered: 216

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 49
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 44

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 188
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 177

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 236
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 227

· County Jails
There are 439 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 374 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 2,942 cases in the state's jails and 1,622 recoveries.


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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.

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