Southwest RivCo cities see surge in new COVID-19 cases over last week

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Sharde Hairston, LVN, works at a free COVID-19 testing site at the Grace Mellman Community Library in Temecula. No symptoms need to be exhibited to have a test taken. The testing location takes walk-ins and appointments by calling 888-634-1123. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Many cities and communities in southwest Riverside County experienced double-digit percentage increases in new cases of COVID-19, according to data released by the Riverside County health officials Monday evening, June 22.  The community of French Valley, which the week before had recorded 51 cases of the coronavirus, checked in with 67 total cases and no deaths Monday, a jump of 16 new cases and a 23% increase.  Four people from Wildomar have died and the city has a total of 93 cases, an increase of 20 new cases, meaning the number of new cases increased by 21.5% in the city.  Murrieta added 35 new cases, an increase of more than 18.5% in the past week, with a total of 188 and eight deaths among its residents. Menifee saw an increase of 40 new cases and San Jacinto recorded
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