Riverside County reports 20,000 more tests conducted over the weekend, 1,531 new COVID-19 cases

Dozens of people are tested at the Lake Elsinore drive-thru testing site where the appointment-only schedule of operation is Sunday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Anyone with or without symptoms can schedule an appointment by calling 800-945-6171. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County Public Health officials Monday, Aug. 10, reported 1,531 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 536 new cases Saturday, 472 on Sunday and 523 on Monday.The number of new deaths reported in the county over the weekend was 21 and the total number of people that have died from the virus since the county began sits at 820. On Saturday, 14 people died, five more on Sunday and two on Monday.There were 50 fewer people hospitalized with the coronavirus since Friday, for a new total of 359 hospitalizations. The county reported 112 of those patients were in intensive care units, 13 fewer than before the weekend started.Overall, 21,898 pe
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