Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Thursday, September 3

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As of 3 pm Thursday, Riverside County officials have confirmed:

  • 53,703 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.  397 people have been reported positive in the last 24 hours
  • 1,053 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus. The county reported 20 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Here’s the latest from the Coachella Valley:

As of 4 pm Thursday, San Bernardino County has confirmed:

  • 48,615 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 744 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus.

As of 4 pm Thursday, the State of California has confirmed:

  • 723,929 people have official tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 13,439 people are confirmed to have died in the state of CA from the coronavirus.

Local stories are below.  First some important stories from around the nation:

Riverside County health officials are urging residents to remember the safety measures to
prevent the spread of coronavirus as they celebrate the Labor Day weekend.  Officials are concerned there could be a surge in COVID-19 cases similar those which happened following the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends earlier during the pandemic. “Through hard work and the sacrifice of residents, Riverside County has seen improvements in the numbers indicating the spread of coronavirus has slowed,” said the director of the Riverside University Health System – Public Health in a press release. “It would be a shame for the results of that hard work to be lost because of the holiday.”

Downtown Palm Springs will look a little different this weekend:

Palm Desert is considering doing the same thing on El Paseo.  The mayor of Palm Desert told KESQ that the city council will consider such a move at their next council meeting.

The Westfield Palm Desert mall has reopened:

Not many people have been flying this year, what with the pandemic – but, later this year, Southwest Airlines will start flying into the Palm Springs airport:

It’s going to be hot as balls this weekend. If you are thinking of cooling off at the beach, ABC 7 has a roundup of what to expect at different beaches around So Cal during a Labor Day pandemic weekend.


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Posted by La Quinta Sheriff’s Station on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Updates will resume on Tuesday.  Have a nice Labor Day Weekend.

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