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Riverside County passes 4,000 coronavirus cases

Jesus Reyes

There are now more than 4,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout Riverside County.

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Riverside County now has a total of 4,031 cases. The number of reported cases increased by 89 cases in the past 24 hours. The total was at 3,563 on Monday.

Deaths in the county also increased by 6, bringing the total to 149.

The county's most recent death report shows that males make up more than double the number of deaths, despite the fact that 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 61 as of last Friday. The 40 to 64 age range has the highest number of cases with 1,700.

County's weekly report on deaths

Indio continues to have the most cases in the Coachella Valley with 137. Palm Springs has the most deaths with 9 but the number of cases and deaths has stabilized significantly in the past two weeks.

Cases by Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 4/30/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 4
Deaths: 0
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 94
Deaths: 1
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 123
Deaths: 2
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 37
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: 137
Deaths: 4
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 70
Deaths: 1
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 28
Deaths: 0
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 5
Deaths: 0
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 13
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 83
Deaths: 5
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 95
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; 115 have recovered

The city of Riverside has the most cases in the county with 717.

Click here to see cases by zip code

Cases by Age Range:

  • 0-4: 40
  • 5-17: 132
  • 18-39: 1,271
  • 40-64: 1,700
  • 65-79: 575
  • 80+: 290

Testing continues to increase across Riverside County, which may be behind the increased number of diagnosed cases. County data shows that 50,305 patients have been tested so far.

Recoveries are also up across Riverside County, going from 1,346 to 1,483.

Health officials define 'recovered' individuals as "living, confirmed cases who no longer have symptoms and have completed isolation requirements as determined by ongoing Public Health investigation operations."

Hospitalizations continued to fall, this time by 8 but the ICU total increased. The total is currently at 212, with 78 in the ICU. Yesterday that total was at 220 with 73 in the ICU.

On Saturday, 22 were hospitalized with 82 in the ICU of the 223. Sunday's data continued a downward trend with 81 in ICU and 218 hospitalized. Monday saw a small with 215 hospitalized, 75 in the ICU but that total rose to 220 with 73 in the ICU on Tuesday.


  • 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.

Riverside County orders extended to June

Earlier today, Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser extended his order requiring residents to wear face coverings when outside and keep practicing social distancing through June 19.

Read: Riverside County extends face covering/social distancing orders to June

Other county order in effect until June 19 include the closure of Riverside County schools and limits to short-term lodging.

Riverside County also recently allowed various outdoor activities like golf, hiking, pickleball, and tennis. The county also issued a one swimmer per pool policy at private pools (HOA, apartment complex, hotel, motel, and country clubs).

Palm Springs voted to continue to keep the city's golf courses and pickleball/tennis courts closed until at least next week.

You can read more about what's open and what remains closed in the county's updated FAQ section

CA details plans to reopen

Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday that the state is "weeks, not months" away from reaching stage 2 of the roadmap to recovery.

Stage 2 is where the state starts to slowly reopen some of the lower risk businesses like retails, manufacturing, offices, and other public spaces.

Gov. Newsom says CA is "months, not weeks" away from reaching stages 3 and 4.

Full details: Governor outlines 4 stages for recovery

Rep Ruiz, local officials release coronavirus data from local hospitals

Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., and officials from Eisenhower Heath, JFK Memorial Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center released local hospital data today.

Data includes local transmission rates and hospital ICU bed and ventilator use capacity. Officials hope the info can help decision-makers determine the appropriate timing to transition back to school and work. 

Local Chamber of Commerce asks County to start reopen economy

On Wednesday, the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Riverside County District 4 Supervisor Manny Perez asking him to consider starting to reopen the local economy.

"The need is urgent. We believe our economy will suffer severe, irreversible damage if the current shutdown stretches into the summer months," writes Joshua R. Bonner, IOM President and CEO of the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Full story: GCVCC asks Riverside County Supervisor to start reopening local economy

Some Restrictions Loosened in Riverside County

Riverside County recently modified parts of the emergency order, such as allowing outdoor activities like golf and hiking.

Watch: Riverside County reopens all golf courses with restrictions

Another big change was that the county implemented a one-person per pool policy at private pools. This means that one person at a time can enjoy the water at previously closed pools, including those at country clubs, hotels, motels, and apartment complexes. There are some additional restrictions still in place, such as the removal of any pool furniture.

Watch: Riverside County’s one-person per pool policy is now in effect

You can read more about what's open and what remains closed in the county's updated FAQ section

Additional measures in Palm Springs

Over the weekend, city leaders in Palm Springs took additional steps to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

A new "supplementary order" aims to increase safety in Palm Springs grocery stores and drug stores. Within that, "Stores must adhere to a policy of not serving anyone not wearing a face covering."

Late Saturday afternoon the city of Palm Springs announced that they were extending the moratorium on most short term lodging until May 31st, 2020. Short term lodging establishments include hotels, vacation rentals, timeshares, and homeshares. In addition, the order allows the operators of these establishments to rent to victims or witnesses to domestic violence as a COVID-19 related purpose.

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