County supervisors declares public health emergency in response to coronavirus

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Riverside County supervisors ratified a local public health emergency declaration Tuesday, March 10, as novel coronavirus cases continued to be reported in the region. The declaration, which was first announced Sunday, will help shore up funds for emergency services as the county prepares to deal with potentially growing numbers of coronavirus cases. Three new COVID-19 infections were reported in the county Monday, March 9, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, public health officer of Riverside County, said, bringing the county’s total to six. Two of the new patients were self-quarantining in their homes, while the third was being treated at a Coachella Valley Hospital. It’s unclear whether those individuals had been in contact with a person now in isolation at Eisenhower Medical Center in
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