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Riverside County reports its lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations since April 4

Case Changes Today

Riverside County reported 754 new cases since Friday. This brings the total number of cases to 58,932.

Check out the county map below
(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


629,887 tests have been conducted, which is the same as it was on Friday. We working to confirm whether this is an error or related to another issue. Check back for updates.

The county is encouraging residents to continue to get tested, as it helps the county continue to the reopening process.

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 17 additional death over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,206.

Riverside County has reported 521 additional recoveries since Friday. The total number of recoveries is now at 53,930.


Riverside County reported 14 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend hours. The total number of hospitalized patients is now 128 This is the first time Riverside County has had less than 130 patients with coronavirus since April 4, the first week we began tracking numbers.

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 three fewer patients in the ICU. There are currently 36 patients with COVID-19 in the ICU. This is also the lowest number of patients since the first week of April.

(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 3,677 cases, 73 deaths, and 3,495 recoveries.

Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 09/28/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 136
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 127
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 60
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 58
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 1,918
Deaths: 32
Recoveries: 1,839
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 2,671
Deaths: 27
Recovered: 2,579
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 68
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 56
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,128
Deaths: 27
Recovered: 1,057
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 45
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 40
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 219
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 212
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 46
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 42
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 3,677
Deaths: 73
Recoveries: 3,495
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 803
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 754
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 451
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 420
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 135
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 124
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 332
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 321
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,028
Deaths: 56
Recovered: 935
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,056
Deaths: 52
Recovered: 973
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 243
Deaths: 23
Recovered: 210
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 49
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 44
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 183
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 172
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 227
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 223

· County Jails
There are 428 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 362 recoveries.· · State Jails
There are 2,644 cases in the state's jails and 1,574 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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