Wearing a mask keeps everyone safe

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Managing Editor Kim Harris
We’ve all seen the headlines, “Newsom recommends bars in Riverside County close amid spike in COVID-19 cases,” “501 new coronavirus cases reported in county, spike in ICU patients too,” and “Riverside County on state coronavirus watchlist amid increased infections.” During the time period of June 22 through June 26, 1,843 new cases were reported countywide, a nearly 12% increase. Southwest Riverside County saw increases as well. In Temecula and San Jacinto, cases went up by just over 16%, Murrieta saw an increase of 13.5% and Lake Elsinore saw an increase of just over 10%. Hemet, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake and virtually all of the unincorporated areas saw an increase of 10% or more, too. As of that June 26 date, 438 people in the county succumbed to the illness. Wit
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