Riverside County COVID-19 cases trend higher, hospitalizations climb

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A county health representative prepares to administer COVID-19 tests. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County’s number of new COVID-19 cases continued to trend higher day-by-day, and hospitalizations within the county continue to inch higher as well. Riverside County health officials reported 400 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and two additional deaths Friday, Nov. 6. The RUHS reported 208 COVID-19-positive hospitalizations, up seven overnight and that total included 54 ICU patients – down three from two days earlier. The number of residents hospitalized Friday was the highest it has been since Sept. 1. The number of ICU patients is down since Oct. 27, but it was still high compared to September. Bruce Barton, county director of emergency management, told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 3, that the hospitalization rates have been gradually ascendin
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