RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials today reported 14 fatalities connected to COVID-19, the largest one-day spike in deaths in 2 1/2 weeks, bringing the region's death toll to 284.
Officials also reported 159 new infections, bringing the case total to 6,343.
Of the 183 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19, 67 are being treated in intensive care units, two fewer than Wednesday, according to the Riverside University Health System.
More than 89,000 Riverside County residents have been tested for the coronavirus, which accounts for more than 3% of the county's population of nearly 2.5 million.
According to RUHS figures, the number of documented recoveries stands at 4,016.
According to county officials, Riverside County boasts one of the highest per-capita