RIVERSIDE — Riverside County Public Health officials reported on Wednesday 745 new cases of COVID-19 a one-day record total since the Department of Public Health began tracking data related to the virus back in March.
The number of new cases is the county's highest single-day increase since the pandemic began. The county's previous largest one-day increase was Tuesday, when 662 new cases were reported.
The number of new deaths on Tuesday, 6, is lower than the 17 deaths reported on Tuesday. The number of deaths reported that day was more than the total number of deaths during the entire prior week (15 from June 23-29).
Also, 14 more people were hospitalized since Tuesday, for a new total of 417 hospitalizations. The county reported 117 of those patients were in intensive care uni