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As of 3 pm Wednesday, Riverside County officials have confirmed:
- 53,306 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19. 153 people have been reported positive in the last 24 hours
- 1,033 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus. The county reported 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours.
Here’s the latest from the Coachella Valley:
13,605 confirmed cases (+26)
+338 last 7 days
308 deaths (+1)
+8 last 7 days pic.twitter.com/PZ9CYihg6l
— Kevin Duncliffe (@kevinduncliffe) September 2, 2020
33 confirmed (-4)
15 suspected (+2)
48 TOTAL (-2)
-30 from last Tuesday, down 38%
8 of confirmed/suspected patients are in ICU (-1) pic.twitter.com/n3HEcFt62w
— Kevin Duncliffe (@kevinduncliffe) September 2, 2020
As of 4 pm Wednesday, San Bernardino County has confirmed:
- 48,245 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.
- 743 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus.
As of 4 pm Wednesday, the State of California has confirmed:
- 719,837 people have official tested positive for COVID-19.
- 13,291 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:
Dr. Fauci says the U.S. having around 40,000 new coronavirus cases per day is “an unacceptably high baseline."
"We've got to get it down. I would like to see it 10,000 or less. Hopefully, less."https://t.co/OCID0Tyfjr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 2, 2020
Breaking News: The CDC told public health officials in all 50 states to prepare for a possible coronavirus vaccine by early November, raising concerns over politicized timing. https://t.co/Um8kPJGjco
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 2, 2020
Coronavirus infections contracted in the line of duty are the leading cause of death among police officers so far in 2020, resulting in at least 100 fatalities.https://t.co/kJpTUpMcAA
— Axios (@axios) September 2, 2020
Biker in his 60s becomes first person to die from COVID-19 after attending Sturgis Motorcycle Rally https://t.co/6Xxo3HKBS1
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 2, 2020
Uber announces that passengers who have refused to wear face coverings will soon be required to take a "mask selfie" before they can even request a car. https://t.co/2dRqTYcrwV
— ABC News (@ABC) September 2, 2020
The county on Wednesday reported the first flu-related death in the for the 2020-2021 influenza season. “There has never been a more important time for someone to get their flu shot because we are also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the director of Riverside County Public Health. “Getting the vaccine is the most effective way to prevent contracting the flu.”
— Dr. Cameron Kaiser (@RivCoDoc) September 3, 2020
Health officials announced this week that a western Riverside County child under age 15 is the first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory syndrome associated with the coronavirus. There is also a second probable case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in the Coachella Valley. MIS-C affects those under 21 who may have had COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus. The syndrome can cause inflammation in the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes and gastrointestinal organs and lead to lifelong health impacts. “While most children are only minimally sickened by COVID-19, they can get it just as easily as adults, and an unlucky few will have serious complications,” the chief medical official said in a news release.
The state of California gave a $15 million contract Tuesday to a software company to design a new system for collecting and detailing data on the spread of the coronavirus. The move follows the state admitting to last month that the current system had significantly undercounted confirmed cases.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that the state would be using $600 million to purchase hotels, motels and apartment buildings by the end of the year for supportive homeless housing. “Shelter solves sleep, but housing and supportive services solve homelessness,” the governor said.
Riverside County will temporarily close its drive up coronavirus testing sites this weekend due to high temperatures, including the site at the Indio Fairgrounds.
In a video released to Fox News this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can be seen inside a hair salon, which is a no-no as San Francisco is only allowing haircuts outside. Wednesday, Pelosi said she takes “responsibility for falling for a setup.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she takes "responsibility for falling for a setup" following an acknowledgment from her office she had gotten her hair styled inside a hair salon, an apparent violation of San Francisco's Covid-19 safety regulations https://t.co/B2BmhBOXf6
— CNN (@CNN) September 3, 2020
Crazy Nancy Pelosi is being decimated for having a beauty parlor opened, when all others are closed, and for not wearing a Mask – despite constantly lecturing everyone else. We will almost certainly take back the House, and send Nancy packing!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
The city of Riverside will soon allow gyms, fitness centers, and churches to city parks while coronavirus rules continue to restrict their operations. The unanimous vote by the city council will allow the use of parks without paying any fees.
La Quinta Resort will begin welcoming guests back on Thursday:
For all the trips not taken.
For all the weekends lost.
For all the nights in.
For you, and for those you love.
A special welcome back from all of us.
— La Quinta Resort (@LaQuintaResort) September 3, 2020
— Ethan Rowley (@e10rowley) September 2, 2020
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