Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Fontana has had 34,449 coronavirus cases and 169 deaths since the pandemic began early last year, according to a report by the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health on Jan. 19.

Most of those cases have been reported during the past two months, when the infection rate skyrocketed throughout Southern California.

Overall, San Bernardino County has had 256,109 cases and 1,560 deaths as of Jan. 19.

Health officials, worried about the substantial increase in hospitalizations and ICU admissions, continue to plead with residents to follow the oft-repeated health guidelines and comply with the resulting stay-at-home orders which have been implemented by the state.

"As COVID-19 continues its spread, we all must remain vigilant," the county said in a statement. "The changes we have had to make to routines and daily life are extremely hard, but we must stop the spread with all the steps we have learned over the last year -- wearing a mask; distancing; washing our hands and getting tested."

There are two testing sites available on weekdays in Fontana: Jack Bulik Center, 16581 Filbert Street, and the Jessie Turner Center, 15556 Summit Avenue.

Testing is free and does not require insurance. Testing is available by appointment only by visiting sbcovid19.com.

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