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Riverside County reports 159 new cases, 0 deaths, & 221 recoveries since Thursday

Case Changes Today

Riverside County reported 159 new cases since Thursday. This brings the total number of cases to 63,284.

Check out the county map below
(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County will remain in the red tier of reopening for now, but that could possibly change next week

Riverside County remains at risk of regressing into the most restrictive tier of reopening, or the "purple" tier, as it has failed certain thresholds.

Riverside County meets the positivity rate and HPI thresholds but does not meet the cases per day per 100K and adjusted rate tier. The two thresholds that Riverside County did not meet this week also grew.

The California Department of Public Health granted the county a one-week adjudication process to improve the metrics.

Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser continued to push for more residents to get tested and take the necessary steps to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

"Whether or not we stay red or return to purple, we have to get people tested to find cases, and continue to use facial coverings, social distance and avoid gatherings. If we return to purple, we want to get back to red as quickly as we can. If we stay red, we want to progress. We can't do either of those things without individuals, businesses and institutions working together to reduce spread," said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer.

A move back to the purple tier would businesses and services once again close indoor operations.

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


728,844 tests have been conducted so far, this increased by 3,299 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 0 additional deaths since Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 related deaths remains 1,269.

Riverside County has reported 221 additional recoveries over the past 24 hours. The total number of recoveries is now at 57,394.


Riverside County reported one fewer COVID-19 hospitalization since Thursday. The total number of patients is 148.

As for ICU patients, the county reported two additional patients in the ICU. There are currently 44 patients with COVID-19 in the ICU.

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

(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 3,858 cases, 76 deaths, and 3,627 recoveries.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 10/16/20)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 141
Deaths: 3
Recovered: 133

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 65
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 61

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 2,012
Deaths: 34
Recoveries: 1,914

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 2,799
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 2,672

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 73
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 65

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,170
Deaths: 28
Recovered: 1,101

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

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 232
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 221

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 52
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 47

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 3,858
Deaths: 76
Recoveries: 3,627

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 871
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 800

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 465
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 441

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 146
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 135

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 346
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 329

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 1,069
Deaths: 58
Recovered: 975

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 1,150
Deaths: 53
Recovered: 1,024

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 257
Deaths: 24
Recovered: 224

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 50
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 45

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 192
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 184

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 245
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 232

· County Jails
There are 446 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 386 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 3,075 cases in the state's jails and 1,740 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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