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Riverside County reports 232 new cases, 25 deaths, 16 fewer hospitalizations since Friday

Riverside County reported 232 new cases since Friday, bringing the total up to 294,063.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County Metrics Update

Riverside County moved into the red tier last Tuesday, meaning restrictions for several businesses have been loosened.

Full Details: Riverside County moves into Red Tier

The change means that restaurants and movie theaters may return to indoor operations up to 25 percent capacity or 100 people (whichever is fewer). Museums, zoos and aquariums may return indoors up to 25 percent capacity. Gyms and fitness centers may return indoors up to 10 percent capacity.

In addition, retail stores and shopping malls may increase capacity to 50 percent.

This week's county tier update reveals that Riverside County's metrics are starting to fall into the requirements for the orange tier.

Riverside County Metrics (As of 3/23/21)

  • 4.8 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100K
  • 4.8 adjusted case rate for tier assignment
  • 2.7% Positivity Rate (7-day average)
  • 2.9% Health Equity Quartile Positivity Rate
Thresholds for each tier

Riverside County would need to have meet all the thresholds for the orange tier for three consecutive weeks before being moved into it.

Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments

COVID vaccine clinics are open across Riverside County for residents 65 years and older, those who qualify due to employment, or people 16 to 64 years old with underlying health conditions:

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

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

Check Out: California to open vaccinations to everyone 16 and older

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 2,681,356 coronavirus tests, up by 8,999 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

Riverside County reported 25 additional COVID-19 deaths over the weekend. The total number of deaths is now 4,273.

Riverside County reported 569 recoveries since Friday. There are a total of 286,949 recoveries in Riverside County.


There were 16 fewer hospitalizations across Riverside County over the past since Friday. The total now stands at 120.

This is the lowest hospitalizations have been since Oct. 1 (119 at the time). We spoke with Lee Rice of Eisenhower Health who said the hospital is close to its all time lowest number of COVID-related hospitalizations, which was 4 in April 2020.

Eisenhower Health has 4 COVID patients in the ICU as of March 29.

The number of COVID patients admitted into the ICU across Riverside County decreased by 3 patients. There is now a total of 31 patients in the ICU.

The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 31.8%. The state's four-week projection has the availability going up to 37.8%.

(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 03/29/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 642
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 621

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 309
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 301

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 6,989
Deaths: 104
Recoveries: 6,799

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 7,840
Deaths: 88
Recovered: 7,703

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 342
Deaths: 15
Recovered: 324

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,140
Deaths: 70
Recovered: 4,020

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 253
Deaths: 22
Recovered: 225

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 887
Deaths: 18
Recovered: 857

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 190
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 180

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 12,132
Deaths: 207
Recoveries: 11,833

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,356
Deaths: 61
Recovered: 3,261

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,131
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 1,104

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 356
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 351

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 875
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 861

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,880
Deaths: 113
Recovered: 3,730

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,676
Deaths: 120
Recovered: 3,495

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,082
Deaths: 44
Recovered: 1,030

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 218
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 211

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 467
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 457

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,032
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 1,015

· County Jails
There are 934 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 931 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 5,467 cases in the state's jails and 5,441 recoveries.

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