RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County today reported its highest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases on the heels of a major easing of public health orders this weekend that allowed in-person dining and shopping. Health officials reported three days worth of data, showing 88 new cases on Saturday, 180 on Sunday and 272 Monday, the highest single-day figure since the county began keeping track. The countywide total stands at 7,004 cases. Two new deaths also were reported Monday, increasing the total to 292. Hospitalizations remained unchanged at 194. Brooke Federico, a spokeswoman for the Riverside University Health System, said Mondays typically see larger bumps in cases because labs are reporting a backlog of positive tests. She also said it was important to pay attention to the hospital
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