2 Riverside County residents die from coronavirus

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Two Riverside County residents died from complications related to the novel coronavirus, the first known fatalities tied to the pathogen since cases were confirmed just over a week ago, officials said today. Both deaths occurred in the Coachella Valley, but no other details were provided by the county Department of Public Health. "My condolences and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones," said county Board of Supervisors Chairman Manuel Perez, whose Fourth District covers the Coachella Valley. "More so now than ever before, we must practice social distancing ... We will be consistently working for the benefit of our communities in these tough times that are before us." It was unclear whether the two patients who died were among the 14 previously diagn
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