Riverside County fails to meet yellow tier criteria, but shows improvements

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RIVERSIDE – The rates of both new coronavirus cases and positive  test results dropped in Riverside County, but not enough to see loosened restrictions for at least another two weeks, according to the most recent state data. The coronavirus positivity rate is 1.9%, compared to 2.1% last week, according to the California Department of Public Health, which reported Tuesday the county's state-adjusted case rate was 3.4 per 100,000 residents. Last week, it was 3.9 per 100,000. More county businesses opened three weeks ago amid lighter restrictions due to the county entering the orange tier of the state's four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The county had been in the red tier since March 16, after five months in the most restrictive purple tier. The next step is reaching the yellow t
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