County: Technical glitch at state level slowed new COVID-19 case reporting

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Health care workers conduct coronavirus testing at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore managed and operated by Riverside University Health System Public Health Department. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Despite announcing that a technical issue was causing a lag in new cases reporting, Riverside County Public Health officials Monday, Aug. 3, reported 1,120 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend bringing the total number of cases within the county to 38,131 since the county began recording data. Day by day, the county reported 469 new cases Saturday, 500 on Sunday and 151 on Monday. The number of new deaths reported in the county over the weekend was 42 and the total number of people that have died from the virus since the county began sits at 737. On Saturday, eight people died, 31 more on Sunday and three on Monday. In announcing the technical issues, county health officials also cautioned residents not to get the impression that lower recorded numbers of new cases meant the cou
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