Riverside County reports 81 new coronavirus cases, two new deaths

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials today reported 81 new confirmed coronavirus cases and two more virus-related deaths, bringing the countywide total to 1,431 cases and 41 deaths. The number of people who have recovered from the virus remained at 156. The uptick in cases amounts to a 6% increase over Friday's numbers, a similar growth rate as the previous day. Although the county's COVID-19 growth rate is keeping pace with predictions, with other parts of the nation documenting a decline in the rise of case counts, there's a chance the county's rate of increase might soften in the next several weeks, local health officials said. "Many of you in the small-business community are losing tremendous amounts of money while we're keeping the community safe,'' Riversid
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