[GUIDE] Riverside County reports 113 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths, & 12 recoveries – Review

Riverside University Health System – Public Health has released new coronavirus data from the past 24 hours.

Visit KESQ.com/Coronavirus for the latest local updates

Tuesday’s update showed new positive coronavirus cases in Riverside County. That’s an increase of 113 cases since Tuesday.

The total number of cases in now 7,252 with 108,862 patients tested.

There were 3 deaths reported since yesterday, bringing the total to 306. Palm Desert reported a new death.

The total number of recoveries jumped from 4,285 on Tuesday to 4,297 today.

The number of patients hospitalized increased by 14 today. 207 patients are currently hospitalized. 68 of those patients are in the ICU.

According to the state’s site, hospitalizations across the county have been on slight upward trend.

Here in the Coachella Valley, there are over 1,700 cases. Indio has the most cases with 331. Palm Desert has the most deaths with 21.

The city of Riverside accounts for the most cases and deaths in the entire county. There are 1,253 cases and 95 deaths in the city.

Cases in Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 5/27/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 6
Deaths: 0
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 148
Deaths: 2
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 288
Deaths: 3
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 5
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 83
Deaths: 1
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 8
Deaths: 0
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 19
Deaths: 0
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 13
Deaths: 0
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 306
Deaths: 6
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 122
Deaths: 9
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 55
Deaths: 3
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 19
Deaths: 0
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 40
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 180
Deaths: 21
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 137
Deaths: 9
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 38
Deaths: 3
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 2
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 20
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 14
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 209 cases in the County’s jails, with 2 deaths, and 134 recoveries.

District 4’s weekly report


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

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 24-hour coronavirus hotline first at 760-837-8988 or 760-TEST988. Avoid the spread of this illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, according to the CDC.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

How to get tested

On Monday, Riverside County passes 100,000 tests given.

Remember, you can get tested even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.

There are testing site all over the valley now.

Click here to find the closest testing site to you

Riverside County operates testing sites in Indio, Blythe, Perris, Riverside, and Lake Elsinore.

If you want to get tested at one of the other five Riverside County testing sites, you will need to call 800-945-6171 to set up an appointment. Officials said the turnaround time for test results is typically 3-4 days.

A walk-up testing site opened on Monday at the Cathedral City library. The site will be open from Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Call for an appointment by calling (800) 945-6171.

There is a testing site open in Coachella, on 85365 Dillon Road. The Coachella site will be open Fridays and Saturdays. Call (833) 624-1097 to set-up a testing appointment.

The state also opened eight testing sites across Riverside County that could test 1,000 people every day.

The following locations will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by appointment only:

  • Mecca Boys and Girls Club
    91391 66th Ave
    Mecca, Ca
    (County officials confirmed this location will open on Friday, May 8)
  • Moses Schaffer Community Center
    21565 Steele Peak
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Mead Valley Senior Center
    21091 Rider St., Suite 102
    Perris, CA 92570
  • Jurupa Valley Fleet Center 
    5293 Mission Boulevard
    Riverside, CA 92509
  • Nellie Weaver Hall
    3737 Crestview
    Norco, CA 92860

The following locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Lozano Community Center
    12-800 West Arroyo
    Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
    (County officials confirmed this location will open on Friday, May 8)
  • Noble Creek Community Center
    390 W. Oak Valley Parkway
    Beaumont, CA 92223
  • Valle Vista Community Center
    43935 E. Acacia Ave.
    Hemet, CA 92544

Appointments at these facilities can be made online by going to https://lhi.care/covidtesting or calling 888-634-1123.

Notable headlines

Barbershops & hair salons allowed to reopen

During his news conference on Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that counties that have already been granted regional variances to allow barbershops and hair salons to reopen.

Personal services such as nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and fitness studios remain closed.

Full details: Barbershops & hair salons can reopen in Riverside County

State health officials allow religious service to resume with restrictions

Religious ceremonies are now allowed to resume in California, according to state health officials.

According to California Department of Public Health, « Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% of a building’s capacity – or up to 100 attendees, whichever is lower – upon approval by the county department of public health. » 

Full details: In-person religious services allowed to resume with restrictions by CA health officials

Valley shopping centers announce reopening dates

Following the county’s announcement on Friday that in-dining restaurants and malls can once again operate, some of the valley’s bigger shopping venues announced when they will once again open.

The Westfield Mall in Palm Desert will open on Friday, May 29.

Click here for full details on changes to how the mall will operate

Some stores located on the Gardens on El Paseo reopened today.

Click here for a list of stores that will open & changes coming to the shopping center

Face Covering Orders in Place Around the Coachella Valley

The cities of IndioCathedral CityCoachellaPalm SpringsDesert Hot SpringsPalm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta have each passed their own orders requiring residents to wear face covering.

Indio’s order requires a face covering when shopping a grocery stores, drug stores, or any other business that are allowed to operate under the state’s stay-at-home order.

La Quinta only requires residents to wear a face covering when inside grocery stores or pharmacies.

More Details: La Quinta votes to continue requiring face coverings and social distancing inside grocery and drug stores

Indian Wells and Palm Desert passed orders similar to La Quinta’s.

In Palm Desert, businesses are strongly encouraged to require face coverings and social distancing on their premises and to post notices conspicuously so that everyone entering a business knows its face covering policy.

Desert Hot Springs’s order are required for everyone when in the presence of others. The city only recommends face covering when exercising outdoors but you must remain within six feet of others.

It is only not required for those with a health condition whose medical doctor has advised against wearing a face covering and can provide documentation or for children under the age of two.

Cathedral City’s order is very similar to Desert Hot Springs, including when it comes to the exceptions.

More Details: Cathedral City enacts emergency orders for mandatory face coverings, social distancing & STR’s

Coachella requires face covering in all public settings, unless you are in your car or exercising with six feet of distance. It also mandates businesses to post a sign letting customers and workers know that face masks must be worn at all times. Businesses have been asked to refuse service to anyone not wearing a covering. 

More Details: Mayor of Coachella explains city’s decision to continue requiring face coverings

Palm Springs issued several emergency orders, including mandatory face covering when out in public.

• Residents are to stay at home, unless they are engaging in essential activities, such as working at an essential business or going to the grocery store or drug store.
• Residents are generally encouraged to engage in outdoor recreational activities, such as going for walks or taking their dogs for walks.
• Residents must wear face coverings in public settings, unless they are able to maintain social distancing.
• While in public settings, residents are required to engage in social distancing with those who are not members of their household.
• Only « essential » businesses (as defined by the State) and « lower risk workplaces » (such as retail with curbside pickup, manufacturing and logistics) can remain open.
• Golf, tennis and pickleball have been allowed to re-open, subject to strict safety protocols.
• Private community swimming pools within HOAs and apartments will not be closed by the City, as long as appropriate social distancing, (which does not apply to members of the same household) and sanitation practices are maintained.
• A strong recommendation is made that all persons who are 65 years or older, have a chronic underlying health condition, or have a compromised immune system self-quarantine themselves at home.
• All stores designated as « essential » that provide in-person shopping will be required to implement worker and customer safety measures that were previously required only of grocery and drug stores

[GUIDE] Riverside County reports 113 new coronavirus cases, 3 deaths, & 12 recoveries – Review
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