Hospitalizations, death toll continues to rise in Riverside County

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’s top health professional painted a grim picture of the direction the county was headed, when Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county public health officer, said the county was trending up in its COVID-19 data, during the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10.“As Dr. Kaiser mentioned, we are definitely trending in the wrong direction,” Kim Saruwatari, director of the Department of Public Health, said. “Our raw case rate today is 13.3, our adjusted case rate is 14 per 100,000 and our testing is 232.9 per 100,000. So, what happened over this past week is the state adjusted their median, they do that every four weeks, remember that median is what determines our adjustment on a raw case rate so you can see from the numbers our raw case rate was adjusted upward.”
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