• Riverside County COVID hospitalizations fall below 70

    The number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Riverside County dropped below 70, and two additional virus-related deaths were reported Friday. According to the Riverside University Health System, 63 people countywide are hospitalized with coronavirus, seven less than Thursday, and that includes 17 intensive care unit patients, one more than a day ago. RUHS said that […]

  • Riverside County’s COVID positivity, case rates down

    Riverside County’s COVID-19 positivity and case rates have both dropped, signaling moves toward wider virus mitigation, local health officials told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. “Our numbers have come down. For four consecutive days, they’ve been coming down,” Department of Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari said during the supervisors’ weekly board meeting. “They’re changing incrementally.” […]

  • Riverside County is moving to the orange tier Wednesday

    The State of California announced that Riverside County will move into the orange tier of the state’s reopening framework Wednesday (April 7). The move is based on meeting a statewide goal to administer 4 million vaccines in disadvantaged communities, and the subsequent loosening of the case rate threshold to move into the orange tier. Wednesday, […]

  • Riverside County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Falls Further

    The coronavirus positivity rate in Riverside County dropped below 5%, but hospitalizations reversed course slightly, with an uptick in COVID-19 admissions Tuesday. According to the Riverside University Health System, the countywide positivity rate, based on rolling seven-day testing cycles, is now 4.1%, the lowest it has been since early October. The rate was 5.8% last […]

  • Felon Accused of 1990s Rape Arraigned

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – An ex-con accused of sexually assaulting a Riverside woman a quarter-century ago pleaded not guilty Tuesday to forcible rape and kidnapping charges. Ralph Leslie Kroll, who also faces a sentence-enhancing allegation of using a deadly weapon to perpetrate a sexual offense, was arrested in August following an investigation by the Riverside Police […]

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