Riverside County added 11 new novel coronavirus cases to its confirmed total Wednesday, March 25, bringing the county’s total cases to 70.
Seven people in the county have now died from COVID-19, according to the county public health website. The death toll stood at six going into Wednesday.
At least six of the deaths are from the Coachella Valley, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez said at a news conference in Indio.
Twenty-four of the 69 cases were locally acquired, with four patients having contracted COVID-19 through travel. Officials are still trying to determine how 42 of the 70 people got the virus.
Thirty-one of the cases are in the Coachella Valley and eastern half of the county. Twenty-five are in western Riverside County, 12 are in southwest Riverside County and one is in what the county calls the mid-region — The Pass, Hemet, San Jacinto, Idyllwild and Anza.
One case is unaccounted for on a map on the public health website.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.