RIVERSIDE (CNS) - More than 12,000 newly confirmed coronavirus patient recoveries were reported in Riverside County Wednesday, Aug. 27 as a result of a new way in how the county calculates these figures.
The number of people in the county who were at one point infected with the virus but have since recovered now totals 40,769, compared to 28,407 reported on Tuesday, according to the Riverside University Health System.
"We needed to change the way recoveries are calculated to include all cases that RUHS-Public Health has been unable to reach after 45 days of attempted follow-up,'' said Jose Arballo, an RUHS spokesman. "Sometimes this happens as a result of missing or changed contact information, or when the patient doesn't answer or call back.''
The county defines a recovery as not manif