Riverside County’s COVID cases rising, mirroring state trends

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County's coronavirus infection rate is in an uptrend, with numbers still nowhere near the summer peak but rising, and patients from the prison system and neighboring Imperial County are contributing to increasing local hospitalizations, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 10. "Unfortunately, our numbers are increasing,'' county Department of Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari told the Board of Supervisors. She said the county's overall COVID-19 positivity rate is at 6.7%, compared to 5.9% a week ago. The "raw'' case rate is 13.3 per 100,000 population, with a state-adjusted rate of 13.9 per 100,000. The county's testing rate is 232.9 per 100,000 residents. However, the newly revised California Department of Public Health threshold for large counties is 272.41, me
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