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Riverside County adds 10 coronavirus cases; 195 now confirmed – Press-Enterprise


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Riverside County increased by 10 Saturday, March 28, a slow increase compared to previous days.

Jose Arballo Jr., a Riverside County public health spokesman, said Saturday’s 5% increase was “a little artificial” because the system used to log tests was down for much of the day.

The county now has at least 195 cases of COVID-19, county health officials reported. Eight people have died of the disease in the county — no new deaths were announced Saturday.

Separately, Sheriff Chad Bianco on Saturday reported the first case of a jail inmate infected with coronavirus, as well as two more sheriff’s deputies. There are now three cases among deputies in the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Friday, Riverside County had 185 confirmed cases.

There was no update Thursday, but Wednesday, it had 107.

Tuesday, it had 59.

One week ago — Saturday, March 21 — there were 30 confirmed cases.

That’s an increase of 550% over seven days.



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