Jeff Pack
Staff Writer

Riverside University Health System reported 382 new cases of COVID-19 Friday and seven new deaths. In all, 37,011 have tested positive for the virus and 695 people have died since the county began recording data back in early March. 

Health officials cautioned that not all newly confirmed cases were included in the county’s daily report due to a reporting error by the state.

“A delay in case counts from the state is reflected in today’s numbers, so we expect to see significant increases next week to catch up on the delayed data,” wrote county health officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, on Twitter. “This will not impact data for deaths or hospitalizations.”

The county reported 134 people have recovered from the virus overnight and there were 23 fewer people in the hospital, 452 total. But, there are currently 153 people currently being treated in ICUs for the virus, 14 fewer than the day before. 

The county reported that there were 294 confirmed cases in county jails and another 1,234 cases recorded in state prisons within the county. 

The county reported that 367,727 have been tested so far, 2,863 more than the day before. 

Locally, Temecula added 5 new cases (659), Murrieta added four (720), Wildomar added none (318), Lake Elsinore added eight (747), Canyon Lake added one (54), Menifee added eight (847), Hemet added 12 (961), and San Jacinto added 13 (679).

In local communities, Anza added one new case (10), East Hemet added one (190), French Valley added five (195), Lakeland Village added two (125), Valley Vista added one (124), and Winchester added none (10).

So far, three people have died from Temecula, 14 from Murrieta, five from Wildomar, 13 from Lake Elsinore, 12 from Menifee, 33 from Hemet, nine from San Jacinto, two from East Hemet, one from French Valley and Lakeland Village, and none from Canyon Lake, Anza, Valle Vista or Winchester. 

City News Service contributed to this report. 

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com