Jeff Pack
Staff Writer

Riverside University Health System reported 470 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and six new deaths. In all, 36,629 have tested positive for the virus and 688 people have died since the county began recording data back in early March. 

The county reported 260 people have recovered from the virus overnight and there were 15 fewer people in the hospital, 475 total. But, there are currently 167 people currently being treated in ICUs for the virus, 14 more than the day before. 

The county reported that there were 293 confirmed cases in county jails and another 1,236 cases recorded in state prisons within the county. 

The county reported that 364,864 have been tested so far, 2,305 more than the day before. 

Locally, Temecula added eight new cases (654), Murrieta added nine (716), Wildomar added six (318), Lake Elsinore added 12 (739), Canyon Lake added none (53), Menifee added 13 (839), Hemet added 17 (949), and San Jacinto added six (666).

In local communities, Anza added no new cases (9), East Hemet added three (189), French Valley added three (192), Lakeland Village added four (123), Valley Vista added two (123), and Winchester added none (10).

So far, three people have died from Temecula, 14 from Murrieta, five from Wildomar, 13 from Lake Elsinore, 12 from Menifee, 33 from Hemet, nine from San Jacinto, two from East Hemet, one from French Valley and Lakeland Village, and none from Canyon Lake, Anza, Valle Vista or Winchester. 

The number of known active virus cases countywide is 23,025, an increase of 204 from a day earlier, according to figures. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 36,629 — according to the County Executive Office.

Most of the county’s deaths stemming from complications tied to COVID-19 have been people between the ages of 65 and 84, according to RUHS.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

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