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Riverside County reports 126 new cases, 10 deaths, & 122 recoveries since Wednesday


Riverside County reported 126 new coronavirus cases since Wednesday, bringing the total up to 295,896 cases.

The county reported its lowest positivity rate since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday. The positivity rate was 1.1

The county's seven-day average positivity rate is also close to its lowest its been. On March 30, 2021, the 7-day avg positivity was 2.02, the lowest ever. On April 7, 2021 the 7-day avg. was 2.28.

In comparison, last year around the same time 2.7 was the lowest 7-day avg.

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(Note Data will continue to update past today)

Riverside County Moves to Orange Tier, California could to lift all COVID 19 restrictions on June 15th

Riverside County moved to the orange tier, with the change going into effect on Wednesday.

Changes include, bars will be able to open outdoors with modifications, bowling alleys will open at 25% capacity, and restaurants can operate indoors at 50% capacity.

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This comes as Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will soon be dropping the colored-tier system, as it plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions on businesses and workplaces by June 15.

“We can confidently say by June 15 that we can start to open up as business as usual, subject to ongoing mask-wearing and ongoing vigilance,” Newsom said. “So this is a big day.”

More Details: CA to lift all COVID 19 restrictions on June 15th, mask mandate will remain

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Riverside County COVID Vaccine Appointments

COVID vaccine clinics are open across Riverside County for all residents 16 and older. You can schedule an appointment at:

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

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

Residents under 18 must have a parent or guardian with them when arriving to their vaccine appointment.

Check Out: Riverside County expands COVID vaccine eligibility to those 16 & older starting April 6

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 2,774,160 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 12 additional COVID-19 deaths since Wednesday. The total number of deaths is now 4,454.

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Riverside County reported 122 recoveries over the past 24 hours. There are a total of 289,243 recoveries in Riverside County.


Hospitalizations decreased by 1 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 105.

The total number of COVID patients admitted into the ICU across Riverside County increased by 3 patients, bringing the total to 23 patients.

Last week, Eisenhower Health and Desert Regional Medical Center both celebrated having 0 COVID patients in the ICU.

The SoCal region's ICU availability percentage is at 32.1%. The state's four-week projection has the availability going up to 37.2%.

Cases in Coachella Valley Cities and Communities (As of 04/08/21)

· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 643
Deaths: 10
Recovered: 630

· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 314
Deaths: 7
Recovered: 300

· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 7,058
Deaths: 107
Recoveries: 6,865

· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 7,875
Deaths: 93
Recovered: 7,748

· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 342
Deaths: 16
Recovered: 325

· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 4,171
Deaths: 71
Recovered: 4,060

· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 255
Deaths: 23
Recovered: 230

· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 889
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 859

· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 192
Deaths: 6
Recovered: 181

· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 12,197
Deaths: 220
Recoveries: 11,910

· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 3,383
Deaths: 61
Recovered: 3,296

· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 1,133
Deaths: 19
Recovered: 1,114

· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 357
Deaths: 1
Recovered: 352

· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 878
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 865

· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 3,903
Deaths: 117
Recovered: 3,760

· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 3,702
Deaths: 125
Recovered: 3,532

· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 1,089
Deaths: 49
Recovered: 1,031

· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 220
Deaths: 5
Recovered: 214

· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 469
Deaths: 8
Recovered: 460

· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 1,039
Deaths: 9
Recovered: 1,024

· County Jails
There are 938 cases in the County's jails, with 1 death, and 933 recoveries.·

· State Jails
There are 5,469 cases in the state's jails and 5,453 recoveries.

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