RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A sixth novel coronavirus case was confirmed today in Riverside County, and like the other five, the patient is from the Coachella Valley, according to health officials.
County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said the patient is in home isolation, and he verified that the infection was "locally acquired" and not the result of overseas travel.
On Wednesday evening, Kaiser said a fifth Coachella Valley resident had been identified as viral. However, the status of that person was not disclosed.
At their meeting Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors formally ratified a local public health emergency declaration stemming from the coronavirus cases, directing key agencies to initiate efforts to mitigate potential impacts of the virus. The action also empower