COVID-19 patient count rises, number of virus-related deaths also up

RIVERSIDE (CNS) -  As of this weekend, the number of coronavirus infections in Riverside County has risen to 12,778, and the number of deaths attributed to the virus edged up to 410, according to the Riverside University Health System.The infection data released Friday covers the period going back to early March and includes patients who have since recovered.On Thursday, RUHS reported 12,467 infections and 408 deaths stemming from virus-related complications.Officials said the ascending numbers stem from a combination of factors, including additional cases being reported in long-term care facilities and state prisons, and the possibility that some of the protests in recent weeks yielded infections.Currently, 291 people are hospitalized countywide and receiving treatment f
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