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Fontana had 753 new coronavirus cases this past week, but no new deaths | News

Fontana had 753 new cases of the coronavirus last week (July 9-15), according to San Bernardino County health officials.

However, no new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Fontana during the week.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, Fontana has had a total of 76,714 cases and 774 deaths, the county’s COVID-19 website said.

Overall in the county, there have been 614,861 cases and 7,858 deaths over the past two years.

The recent increase in cases can be attributed to the new BA.5 subvariant, which appears to be more contagious than previous variants.

Local residents are advised to get vaccinated, which is the best way to prevent serious illness and death, officials said.

The county continues to offer free resources for rapid COVID-19 testing and PCR testing at sbcovid19.com/testing.

Local state testing sites hosted by OptumServe in partnership with the California Department of Public Health are now offering free tests for the therapeutic treatment for COVID-19.

The Test to Treat program provides access for patients who test positive for COVID-19 to receive a prescription oral antiviral treatment (Paxlovid or Molnupiravir) at any testing site. No proof of insurance is needed to get a prescription for any antiviral medication.

Any concerns regarding the patient’s medical needs or history are handled by the on-site medical staff via telecommunications. To learn more about Test for Treatment, visit sbcovid19.com/treatments-and-therapeutics-for-covid-19.

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