RIVERSIDE (CNS) - No additional deaths connected to the coronavirus were reported Friday, Oct. 16 in Riverside County, as health officials announced 159 newly confirmed cases and one additional hospitalization related to the virus countywide. The aggregate number of COVID-19 infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 63,284, compared to 63,125 on Thursday, according to the Riverside University Health System. The death toll remains unchanged at 1,269. RUHS figures show 148 people are hospitalized for virus-related treatment, one more than the day before. That number includes 44 intensive care unit patients, two more than Thursday. All COVID-19 hospitalization counts are currently at or below levels reported in April. The number of known act
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