Long Beach health officials on Saturday reported 90 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 1,947 as state officials allowed more businesses to reopen.

On Friday, the number of new cases had jumped by 116. Officials noted the daily number of cases would continue to fluctuate because the demand for testing is high and various laboratories are backlogged.

They announced this week that Long Beach residents who want to get tested but do not have symptoms can do so at Cabrillo high school starting today.

City health officials also said that no new deaths have been reported, leaving the total at 85 people dead, 66 of whom were associated with long-term care facilities.

Countywide, officials reported 2,112 new confirmed cases on Saturday, bringing the county’s total to date to 53,651.

“The high number of cases are, in part, due to a backlog of test results being processed and also a new lab beginning to report results in a timely manner through the county’s Electronic Laboratory Reporting system,” county officials said.

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