RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Three additional Riverside County residents are infected with novel coronavirus, likely the result of local exposure to the pathogen and not because of overseas travel, the county's public health officer said today.
Dr. Cameron Kaiser said the three new COVID-19 infections surfaced after the county's first was confirmed over the weekend. Two patients are self-quarantined in their homes while the third is undergoing treatment at a Coachella Valley hospital. None were identified.
It was unclear whether any of the newly diagnosed individuals had been in contact with the first person who is now in isolation at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.
"It is now considered a case of 'community spread,'" according to a Riverside University Health System statement. "