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Coronavirus cases increase in both San Bernardino and Riverside County jails

A second inmate has tested positive for Coronavirus in San Bernardino County. On Saturday, the Sheriff's Department reported that an inmate is in isolation at the West Valley Detention Center and is being provided with medical treatment.

Meanwhile Riverside County reported that there were 23 new cases in Riverside County jails, that number is now 183 with 120 reported recoveries. There have been 2 deaths reported in Riverside County jails since the outbreak.

Sheriff Bianco has said that he and his department are doing everything they can to keep inmates safe, "We have more than enough space to isolate and quarantine infected inmates," Bianco said. "These inmates receive excellent treatment and have greater access to medical care more readily than most of you who are not in jail."

Two Riverside County Sheriff deputies have died of coronavirus as well. Deputy Terrell Young who was most recently assigned at Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and Deputy David Werksman, who was most recently assigned to Sheriff’s Administration

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