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Riverside County coronavirus cases reach 8,777; Recoveries surpass 5,000

Riverside County health officials released the latest data on the coronavirus pandemic since Wednesday. There was no update on Thursday due to technical difficulties state's CalREDIE website.

WATCH: Riverside County officials provide update on coronavirus & businesses

The number of cases increased by 474 since Wedneday, bringing the total number to 8,777. Over 131,000 patients have been tested.

5,161 patients have recovered, up from 4,897 on Wednesday.

There were 10 new deaths reported since Wednesday, bringing the total to 355. Palm Desert reported three new deaths while La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Indio each reported one death.

This week's county report on deaths

There are currently 221 patients hospitalized, with 71 in the ICU. It's important to note that Imperial County patients have been moved to Riverside County hospitals as their hospitals have reached capacity. This impacts our county hospital numbers a bit.

Details: Coronavirus patients from Imperial County moved to Riverside County

Although on Thursday, Eisenhower Health reported seeing an increase in positive coronavirus test results over the past couple of days.

Hospital staff notes that not all of these cases have been from care facilities as they saw in previous weeks, instead it has been members of the community.

Full Story: Eisenhower Health reports recent increase in positive coronavirus test results

Indio has the most cases in the Coachella Valley with 551. Palm Desert has the most deaths in the Coachella Valley with 26.

The city of Riverside has 1,477 cases, the most in the entire county. The city also has the most deaths with 108.

Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 6/3/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 8
Deaths: 0
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 5
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 197
Deaths: 4
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 427
Deaths: 6
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 6
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 94
Deaths: 1
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 10
Deaths: 0
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 18
Deaths: 0
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 14
Deaths: 0
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 511
Deaths: 9
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 145
Deaths: 10
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 75
Deaths: 3
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 30
Deaths: 0
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 49
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 204
Deaths: 26
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 157
Deaths: 11
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 45
Deaths: 5
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 2
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 31
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 17
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 228 cases in the County's jails, with 2 deaths, and 207 recoveries.· State Jails
There are 173 cases in the state's jails

MORE REOPENING EXPECTED NEXT WEEK

California will allow the reopening of schools, day camps, bars, gyms and some sports with modifications starting next week, according to the Associated Press.

Mark Ghaly, the state’s top health official, said the state will release guidance later Friday for counties to follow to reopen a broad range of businesses.

Full Story: Bars, gyms, schools, day camps and some sports to reopen in CA next week

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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.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

How to get tested

On Monday, Riverside County passes 100,000 tests given.

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

There are testing site all over the valley now.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

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

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.

A walk-up testing site opened on Monday at the Cathedral City library. The site will be open from Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Call for an appointment by calling (800) 945-6171.

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

The state also opened eight testing sites across Riverside County that could test 1,000 people every day.

The following locations will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only:

  • Mecca Boys and Girls Club
    91391 66th Ave
    Mecca, Ca
    (County officials confirmed this location will open on Friday, May 8)
  • Moses Schaffer Community Center
    21565 Steele Peak
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Mead Valley Senior Center
    21091 Rider St., Suite 102
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Jurupa Valley Fleet Center 
    5293 Mission Boulevard
    Riverside, CA 92509
  • Nellie Weaver Hall
    3737 Crestview
    Norco, CA 92860

The following locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Lozano Community Center
    12-800 West Arroyo
    Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
    (County officials confirmed this location will open on Friday, May 8)
  • Noble Creek Community Center
    390 W. Oak Valley Parkway
    Beaumont, CA 92223
  • Valle Vista Community Center
    43935 E. Acacia Ave.
    Hemet, CA 92544

Appointments at these facilities can be made online by going to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or calling 888-634-1123.

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