Riverside County coronavirus hospitalizations continue uptick

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials Thursday, Oct. 22 reported 330 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and four additional virus-related deaths, as the number of hospitalizations tied to the virus continued to creep upward. The aggregate number of COVID-19 infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 65,386, compared to 65,056 on Wednesday, according to the Riverside University Health System. The agency said the number of deaths tied to COVID-19 stands at 1,279. The number of known active cases countywide is 5,505, up 182 from Wednesday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total -- 65,386 -- according to the County Executive Office. The number of verified patient recoveries is 58,
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