County health officer extends school closures to April 30 as third COVID-19 death is reported

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A third person in the Coachella Valley has died from the coronavirus, Riverside County's health officer announced today, while also announcing an extension of school closures and public gatherings of more than 10 people until April 30. Dr. Cameron Kaiser told the county Board of Supervisors the extension was necessary to "break the cycle of contagion" of the coronavirus. In announcing the third coronavirus death, Kaiser did not disclose any details of how the woman became infected. Two valley deaths were verified Monday, both in the Coachella Valley. No COVID-19 infections have been documented in the western county region. "Community spread is imminent without immediate intervention," Kaiser told the board. "We have to make interventions stick in order to break t
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