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Gov Newsom’s update on coronavirus crisis in California

Governor Gavin Newsom is delivering a briefing on the state's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus and prepare for a surge in patients.

Gov. Newsom is expected to unveil California's plan to reopen the state's economy and ease "safer at home" restrictions during his daily press conference on Tuesday.

Coronavirus in Coachella Valley

There are currently 373 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Coachella Valley cities, county health officials report. Adding in the community totals from Bermuda Dunes, Thousand Palms, Sky Valley, Oasis, Mecca and Thermal, the area total rises to 388. This is 54 more cases than were reported Saturday.

Between Saturday and Sunday, Indio saw an increase of ten confirmed cases, bringing the total to 74. Indio leads Coachella Valley with the highest number of cases, taking the lead from Palm Springs on Saturday.

Coachella also saw a double-digit increase, growing to 54 cases, from the 43 confirmed Saturday.

Riverside County now has a total of 1,619 confirmed cases of Covid-19, or novel coronavirus. This is an increase of 188 cases from Saturday's measure of 1,431 confirmed cases.

According to health officials, 41 people have died related to coronavirus. This is unchanged from numbers released Saturday.

On Saturday, the number of cases in Indio surpassed the number in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs has the most deaths in Riverside County with 8 people losing their lives to the virus.

Cases in each Coachella Valley areacity and community (As of 4/12/2020)

  • Community of Bermuda Dunes
    Confirmed Cases: 3
    Deaths: 0
  • Cathedral City
    Confirmed Cases: 46
    Deaths: 1
  • Coachella
    Confirmed Cases: 54
    Deaths: 0
  • Desert Hot Springs
    Confirmed Cases: 17
    Deaths: 0
  • Indian Wells
    Confirmed Cases: 10
    Deaths: 0
  • Indio
    Confirmed Cases: 74
    Deaths: 2
  • La Quinta
    Confirmed Cases: 29
    Deaths: 0
  • Community of Mecca
    Confirmed Cases: 7
    Deaths: 0
  • Community of Oasis
    Confirmed Cases: 3
    Deaths: 0
  • Palm Desert
    Confirmed Cases: 56
    Deaths: 3
  • Palm Springs
    Confirmed Cases: 67
    Deaths:8
  • Rancho Mirage
    Confirmed Cases: 20
    Deaths:3
  • Community of Sky Valley
    Confirmed Cases: 1
    Deaths: 0
  • Community of Thermal
    Confirmed Cases: 3
    Deaths: 0
  • Community of Thousand Palms
    Confirmed Cases: 3
    Deaths: 0

Cases by Age Range throughout Riverside County

Cases by Gender throughout Riverside County:

Riverside University Health System's models show that the number of cases throughout the area is expected to rise exponentially in the next two weeks.

In-Depth Coverage: Coronavirus: Questions Answered

The latest projections by county health officials show that the county would reach 10,000 cases by April 22. ICU beds are projected to reach capacity by April 14 with all regular beds set to follow suit by April 23.

In order to "flatten the curve" of coronavirus, Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser ordered everyone to wear a face-covering when leaving home, including essential workers.

Face coverings can be bandanas, scarves, neck gaiters or other clothing that does not have visible holes.

If you are feeling symptoms, health experts say to call ahead and notify your healthcare provider.

You can find more information from county health officials here.

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.

You can call the Centers for Disease Control with any questions at 2-1-1 and 800–CDC –INFO (800 – 232 – 4636).

KESQ News Team

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