County report of hospitalizations continue to drop, 1,262 new cases reported over weekend

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Health care workers conduct coronavirus testing at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore managed and operated by Riverside University Health System Public Health Department. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County Public Health officials, Monday, Aug. 24, reported 28 fewer people hospitalized with the virus since Friday, for a new total of 224 hospitalizations. Also, the county reported 82 of those patients were in intensive care units, one less than before the weekend started. The drop comes on the heels of 49 fewer hospitalizations reported over Thursday and Friday of last week and makes 77 fewer total since Wednesday. During that same time span, 56 Riverside County residents have died, may or may not have had an impact on the hospitalization numbers, as county officials have repeatedly cited lags in reporting data in reporting discrepancies. Valley News asked Jose Arballo Jr., senior public information specialist for the Riverside University Health System – Public Heal
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