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Third Death Linked To Coronavirus Reported In Riverside County

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Riverside County’s public health officer Tuesday announced a third death associated with the coronavirus. The first two deaths in the county were made public Monday.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser confirmed the death in a presentation to the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

The first two patients were located in the Coachella Valley. The exact location of the third patient is not clear. No further information is available about the three individuals’ identities.

“Our thoughts are with the families of the two patients,” said Kaiser.

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On Monday, Kaiser confirmed that there were 15 total cases in the area. He recently said he expects that number to go up today.

In conjunction with the deaths, Kaiser ordered that gatherings be limited to 10 people or fewer. The county’s schools have been closed, including colleges. Those closures were extended to Apr. 30 as of Tuesday.

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This post has been updated to reflect the third death of a patient in Riverside County.

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