RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus
infection in Riverside County continued to trend down, dropping below 40 in
the last week, while virus-positive patients in intensive care remained below
10, according to the Riverside University Health System.
A comparison of RUHS data over the last seven days showed that COVID-
19 hospitalizations countywide fell from 44 to 34, with eight patients in the
ICU as of Friday, compared to seven on April 29.
One month ago, 42 people were hospitalized throughout the county with
a COVID infection, five of whom were ICU patients.
Officials said the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the
pandemic period began in March 2020 is 602,444 — an increase of 1,789 since
RUHS said that a total 6,525 deaths from virus-related complications
have been recorded in the last 26 months. A week ago, the figure was 6,512. The
fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death
certificates and can go back weeks, according to officials.
The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on
available data, was 1,590 as of Friday, compared to 1,434 one week ago. The
active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current
total — 602,444 – – according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient
recoveries countywide are now 594,329.
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