KESQ: Riverside County reports 92 new coronavirus cases, 58 recoveries


Published: 3:31 pm
Health officials released updated coronavirus data, showing the latest number of cases, deaths, & recoveries around Riverside County in the past 24 hours.

The number of cases went from 3,643 to 3,735, an increase of 92 since Monday.

The number of deaths did not change, the total remains at 141.

The county’s most recent death report shows that males make up more than double the number of deaths, despite the fact that there are approximately 1,000 more cases among females than in males.

Additionally, most of the deaths have been in the 65-84 age range at 61 as of last Friday. The 40 to 64 age range has the highest number of cases with 1,524.

There is a total of 709 coronavirus cases and 26 deaths in the Coachella Valley. The city of Riverside has a total of 672 cases and 33 deaths.

Indio continues to have the most cases in the Coachella Valley with 128. Palm Springs has the most deaths with 9 but the number of cases and deaths has stabilized significantly in the past two weeks.

Cases by Coachella Valley cities & communities (As of 4/28/2020)
· Bermuda Dunes
Confirmed Cases: 4
Deaths: 0
· Cabazon
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 1
· Cathedral City
Confirmed Cases: 87
Deaths: 1
· Coachella
Confirmed Cases: 122
Deaths: 2
· Desert Edge
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Desert Hot Springs
Confirmed Cases: 30
Deaths: 0
· Desert Palms
Confirmed Cases: 5
Deaths: 0
· Garnet
Confirmed Cases: 8
Deaths: 0
· Indian Wells
Confirmed Cases: 11
Deaths: 0
· Indio
Confirmed Cases: 128
Deaths: 4
· La Quinta
Confirmed Cases: 61
Deaths: 1
· Mecca
Confirmed Cases: 23
Deaths: 0
· North Shore
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Oasis
Confirmed Cases: 9
Deaths: 0
· Palm Desert
Confirmed Cases: 79
Deaths: 5
· Palm Springs
Confirmed Cases: 91
Deaths: 9
· Rancho Mirage
Confirmed Cases: 24
Deaths: 3
· Sky Valley
Confirmed Cases: 3
Deaths: 0
· Thermal
Confirmed Cases: 11
Deaths: 0
· Thousand Palms
Confirmed Cases: 4
Deaths: 0
· County Jails
There are 141 cases in the County’s jails; 95 have recovered

Cases by Age Range:

  • 0-4: 31
  • 5-17: 114
  • 18-39: 1,182
  • 40-64: 1,570
  • 65-79: 539
  • 80+: 275

Testing continues to increase across Riverside County, which may be behind the increased number of diagnosed cases. County data shows that 45,417 patients have been tested so far.

Recoveries are also up across Riverside County, going from 1,245 to 1,303.

Health officials define ‘recovered’ individuals as “living, confirmed cases who no longer have symptoms and have completed isolation requirements as determined by ongoing Public Health investigation operations.”

Hospitalizations rose for the first time this week. The number is burrently at 220 with 73 in the ICU.

On Saturday, 22 were hospitalized with 82 in the ICU of the 223. Sunday’s data continued a downward trend with 81 in ICU and 218 hospitalized. Monday saw a small with 215 hospitalized, 75 in the ICU.


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  • 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.

How to get tested

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

You can get a test even if you do not have symptoms. Testing was expanded to include all residents on April 17.

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

If you want to get tested at one of 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.

CA details plans to reopen

Governor Gavin Newsom said on Tuesday that the state is “weeks, not months” away from reaching stage 2 of the roadmap to recovery.

Stage 2 is where the state starts to slowly reopen some of the lower risk businesses like retails, manufacturing, offices, and other public spaces.

Gov. Newsom says CA is “months, not weeks” away from reaching stages 3 and 4.

Riverside County loosens restrictions

Riverside County recently modified parts of the emergency order, such as allowing outdoor activities like golf and hiking.

Another big change was that the county implemented a one-person per pool policy at private pools. This means that one person at a time can enjoy the water at previously closed pools, including those at country clubs, hotels, motels, and apartment complexes. There are some additional restrictions still in place, such as the removal of any pool furniture.

Additional measures in Palm Springs

Over the weekend, city leaders in Palm Springs took additional steps to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

A new “supplementary order” aims to increase safety in Palm Springs grocery stores and drug stores. Within that, “Stores must adhere to a policy of not serving anyone not wearing a face covering.”

Late Saturday afternoon the city of Palm Springs announced that they were extending the moratorium on most short term lodging until May 31st, 2020. Short term lodging establishments include hotels, vacation rentals, timeshares, and homeshares. In addition, the order allows the operators of these establishments to rent to victims or witnesses to domestic violence as a COVID-19 related purpose.