Friday shows uptick in new cases ahead of supervisors’ vote

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Health care workers conduct tests at the state run COVID-19 testing location at the Grace Mellman Community Library in Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside University Health System reported 446 new cases of COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2. It was the first time the county has reported more than 400 new cases since Aug. 25. Only twice during that time period did the number of new cases break the 300 mark. Also Friday, the county announced five new deaths after posting none the day before and 10 each day before. In all, 59,934 have tested positive for the virus and 1,231 people have died since the county began recording data back in early March. The county said there were 11 more people hospitalized since the day before – a total of 130. There are currently 39 people being treated in intensive care units. Officials said 54,736 people have recovered from the virus, but that number is 332 more than the day before. The numbe
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