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Riverside County reports 269 new cases and 18 deaths, as hospitalizations continue to decline

Riverside County reported 269 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total up to 294,461 positive Coronavirus cases.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County Metrics Update

Riverside County remains in the red tier, but the county could move to the orange tier next week.

“Our numbers are looking good,” Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari said to Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday morning. “We are tracking to potentially move into the Orange Tier as soon as next week.”

Full Details: RivCo on track for move to Orange Tier next week

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 3/30/21)

  • 4.1 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100K (Last week - 4.8)
  • 4.1 adjusted case rate for tier assignment (Last week - 4.8)
  • 2.3% Positivity Rate (7-day average) (Last week - 2.7%)
  • 2.4% Health Equity Quartile Positivity Rate (Last week - 2.9%)
Thresholds for each tier

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 have conducted 2,711,890 coronavirus tests since the pandemic began.

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 18 additional COVID-19 deaths over the weekend. The total number of deaths is now 4,315.

Riverside County reported 171 recoveries since Monday. There are a total of 287,120 recoveries in Riverside County.


There were 3 less hospitalizations across Riverside County over the past 24 hours. The total now stands at 119

Monday marked the the lowest total of COVID hospitalizations 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.

There is only one COVID patient at JFK and there are no patients in the ICU at Desert Regional.

The number of COVID patients admitted into the ICU across Riverside County remains at 30.

The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 32.7%. The state's four-week projection has the availability going up to 38.4%.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 03/31/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 640
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 621

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 309
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 300

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,002
Deaths: 104
Recoveries: 6,806

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 7,857
Deaths: 89
Recovered: 7,707

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 341
Deaths: 15
Recovered: 324

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,140
Deaths: 70
Recovered: 4,023

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 255
Deaths: 23
Recovered: 226

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 886
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 857

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 190
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 181

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 12,156
Deaths: 210
Recoveries: 11,836

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,371
Deaths: 61
Recovered: 3,262

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

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 357
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 351

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 878
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 861

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,894
Deaths: 112
Recovered: 3,732

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,682
Deaths: 121
Recovered: 3,497

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,079
Deaths: 45
Recovered: 1,029

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

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 469
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 458

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

· County Jails
There are 932 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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