County moves past 9,200 coronavirus cases, 350 deaths

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Protesters at the corner of Winchester and Murrieta Hot Springs roads in Murrieta Saturday, June 6, were wearing masks to avoid being infected or transmitting the coronavirus. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo
Public health officials across California continue to express concerns that large protests inspired by the death of George Floyd may lead to a surge in coronavirus cases. According to The Associated Press, protests erupting across the nation over the past week – and law enforcement’s response to them – are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. For health experts to continue to make advancements in contact tracing, they need newly infected people to have the ability to remember everyone they have come in contact with over the past several days. That procedure will be difficult with people coming in after attending mass gatherings. The process also relies on the pu
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