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COVID hospitalizations in Riverside County fall below 300 for first time since Nov. 13

Riverside County reported 160 new cases since Thursday. The county has a total of 290,904 coronavirus cases.

The Coachella Valley reported 3 new cases (48,971 total cases).

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

Riverside County's COVID Metrics

The county's metrics are updated every Tuesday.

While the county remains in the purple tier, the latest metric update revealed big decreases for Riverside County for the third week in a row.

The county continued to move closer into meeting all the requirements to move into the red tier.

  • New cases per day per 100K - 11.0 (Last Week 16.2)
  • Adjusted Case Rate - 11.3 (Last Week 16.6)
  • Positivity Rate - 5.8% (Last week 7.6%)
  • Health Equity Quartile Positivity Rate - 6.1% (Last Week 8.3%)

Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments

COVID vaccine clinics were opened for residents 65 years and older or those who qualify due to employment:

Seniors who need assistance can dial 2-1-1.

Those who register must show proof of age/employment at the time of appointment.

Download the News Channel 3 app on the Apple Store or Google Play to get alerts on when new appointments or vaccine clinics are available.


Riverside County conducted 2,522,384 coronavirus tests, up by 19,152 since Thursday.

County health officials are urging the public to continue getting tested, which helps slow the spread of the virus and may contribute to Riverside County moving into the red tier.

Where 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

Deaths and Recoveries

Over the past 24 hours, Riverside County reported 8 additional COVID-19 deaths. The total number of deaths is now 3,892.

There was 1 new deaths reported in the Coachella Valley (855 in total). The death was reported in Desert Hot Springs.

Riverside County reported 1,575 recoveries since Thursday. There are a total of 278,716 recoveries in Riverside County.


Hospitalizations across Riverside County decreased by 24 patients over the past 24 hours. There is now a total of 279 hospitalizations, marking the first time hospitalizations fall below 300 since Nov. 13.

The number of patients admitted into the ICU across Riverside County decreased by 2 patients since Thursday. There is now a total of 66 COVID patients in the ICU across the county.

Friday marked the first time the the total number of patients in the ICU for coronavirus fell below 100 since Nov. 23.

ICU bed availability countywide is at 12%

The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 19.5%. The state's four-week projection has the availability going up to 45.2%.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 03/04/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 625
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 599

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 306
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 293

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 6,918
Deaths: 101
Recoveries: 6,602

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 7,785
Deaths: 80
Recovered: 7,542

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 340
Deaths: 12
Recovered: 320

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,088
Deaths: 61
Recovered: 3,893

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 250
Deaths: 21
Recovered: 216

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 872
Deaths: 18
Recovered: 830

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 188
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 176

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 12,042
Deaths: 190
Recoveries: 11,557

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,300
Deaths: 54
Recovered: 3,158

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,127
Deaths: 18
Recovered: 1,072

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 352
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 341

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 868
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 845

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,833
Deaths: 105
Recovered: 3,612

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,607
Deaths: 112
Recovered: 3,393

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,075
Deaths: 41
Recovered: 986

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 215
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 201

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 464
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 448

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,021
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 975

· County Jails
There are 933 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 921 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 5,458 cases in the state's jails and 5,351 recoveries.

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