Riverside County Reports 15 More Monkeypox Cases, Total Now 124, 2nd Female Case Confirmed
August 19, 2022 - Riverside County reported 15 more confirmed or probable monkeypox cases Friday, raising the overall number to 124.
Jose Arballo, a spokesman for the Riverside University Health System, provided the updated numbers with a monkeypox dashboard that shares the breakdown of cases in the county with city-by-city data and more.
As of Friday, a total of 66 probable or confirmed monkeypox cases were reported in Palm Springs, making up almost half of the county’s aggregate count of 124, according to the latest RUHS data.
Riverside County Public Health Officer Geoffrey Leung signed a public health emergency proclamation last week in an effort to focus attention on the virus, and the county Board of Supervisors ratified the proclamation Monday.
People with symptoms are urged to visit a medical provider, cover the rash area with clothing, wear a mask and avoid close or skin-to-skin contact with others.
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