County loosens restrictions, COVID-19 deaths climb to 141

In this file photo, a health care worker prepares to administer a COVID-19 test at Riverside County’s drive-thru testing facility in Lake Elsinore. Valley News/Shane Gibson file photo
While county officials debate and announce the loosening of restrictions and guidelines relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, Riverside University Health System – Public Health officials announced Tuesday, April 28, that 23 more people died, the largest single-day death announcement thus far.RUHS officials said the deaths reported Monday span as far back as April 21.“On Monday we usually have our largest numbers,” Jose Arballo, representative of Riverside University Health System told City News Service. “We’re catching up from the weekend, and other parts of the prior week, as well.”RUHS also announced 92 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 3,735 people countywide. RUHS said 220 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 73 were being treated in an intensive car
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