RIVERSIDE (CNS) - As more businesses prepare to reopen, confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed the 10,000 mark today in Riverside County, and the region's health officer urged residents not to become complacent about protecting themselves from the highly contagious virus.
The Riverside University Health System reported 329 new infections and five additional deaths, bringing the cumulative countywide case number to 10,240 and the number of fatalities to 377.
"We forecasted sporadic outbreaks through the summer, and those forecasts so far are coming true,'' said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County's health officer.
"It's time to think about what the fall will bring, and those initial estimates aren't good,'' he said. "If we're not observing social distancing and facial coverings, two things