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Riverside County reports 370 new cases following glitch with state reporting


New Cases Today

Riverside County reported 370 new cases since Wednesday, bringing the total of cases up to 204,327. County officials attributed the low cases increase today to an ongoing issue with the state. The glitch is expected to be fixed on Friday.

Riverside County reached 200,000 cases on Tuesday, doubling the number of cases in less than a month as the county reached 100,000 cases on Dec. 8.

The Coachella Valley reporting 109 cases (35,343 total).

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

Stay-at-home Order extended in SoCal Region (Including Riverside County)

As a reminder, the stay-at-home order is still in effect in the the Southern California region, which includes Riverside County.

The region's current ICU bed availability remains at 0.0%. It needs to reach at least 15% for the order to be lifted.

Click here for more details on the order

Barbershops and hair salons are closed, restaurants are limited to take-out and delivery only, and capacity inside retail stores and shopping centers is maxed at 20%.

Hotels and lodging are able to stay remain open for critical infrastructure support, as can offices. Schools with waivers will be allowed to remain open. Places of worship are restricted to outdoor only services.

The following businesses/recreational facilities will be required to close:
-- indoor and outdoor playgrounds;
-- indoor recreational facilities;
-- hair salons and barbershops;
-- personal care services;
-- museums, zoos, and aquariums;
-- movie theaters;
-- wineries;
-- bars, breweries and distilleries;
-- family entertainment centers;
-- cardrooms and satellite wagering;
-- limited services;
-- live audience sports; and
-- amusement parks

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1,749,027 tests have been conducted so far, this increased by 23,949 since Wednesday.

How to get tested

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing is available to all county residents.

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

The hours at the Indio testing site have been expanded. The hours of operation runs from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Deaths and Recoveries

Since Monday, the county reported 38 additional COVID-19 deaths. The total number of deaths is now 2,189.

The Coachella Valley reported 5 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours (554 total).

  • 1 death in Cathedral City
  • 1 death in Palm Desert
  • 3 deaths in Indio

Read: Pregnant woman & mother of five dies of COVID complications on Christmas morning

Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari noted that an analysis into suicides & overdoses in Riverside County revealed that suicides are down about 27% in the county, however, overdoses are up 19%. Most of the increase is in the 15-24 year-old age group, Saruwatari told Supervisors. 96% of the overdoses are unintentional.

In November, Saruwatari reported that COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Riverside County in 2020.

Cancer and heart disease, also leading causes of death in Riverside County, increased in 2020, as did COVID-19.

"It's not that we are detracting from our other leading causes of death and adding to COVID. We are seeing a true increase in death due to COVID," Saruwatari said.

Full Details: COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in Riverside County in 2020

Riverside County reported 1,411 recoveries since Wednesday. There are a total of 133,981 recoveries in Riverside County.


Riverside County reported 23 more hospitalizations since Wednesday, bringing the total up to 1,634.

The county also reported 21 more patients admitted into the ICU since Tuesday. The county currently has 364 patients in the ICU.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

This comes as the county's ICU bed availability percentage remains at 0%, meaning hospitals are in their surge plans. Hospitals are converting rooms to make room for more patients.

Full Story: What Riverside County will need to do to avert 'unsustainable' overwhelming of hospitals

Coachella Valley Numbers

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 01/07/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 424
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 298

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 205
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 133

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 4,956
Deaths: 56
Recoveries: 3,447

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 5,936
Deaths: 49
Recovered: 4,413

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 231
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 137

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 2,825
Deaths: 40
Recovered: 1,982

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 175
Deaths: 13
Recovered: 107

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 628
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 430

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 146
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 101

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 8,751
Deaths: 130
Recoveries: 6,292

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 2,318
Deaths: 30
Recovered: 1,556

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 857
Deaths: 14
Recovered: 687

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 282
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 244

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 668
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 518

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 2,713
Deaths: 73
Recovered: 1,860

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 2,602
Deaths: 78
Recovered: 1,830

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 687
Deaths: 26
Recovered: 445

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 129
Deaths: 2
Recovered: 85

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 352
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 278

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 667
Deaths: 4
Recovered: 479

· County Jails
There are 874 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 646 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 4,589 cases in the state's jails and 3,803 recoveries.


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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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