Riverside County COVID-19 hospitalizations climb, setting new record

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The record-breaking rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations continued Wednesday in Riverside County, where health officials also reported 1,072 new coronavirus infections and one additional death. The addition of 28 new patients since Tuesday brought the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations countywide to 628, up from 600 the previous day, according to the Riverside University Health System. That number includes 126 patients being treated in intensive care units — one less than Tuesday. It was the third coronavirus hospitalization record set this week. Prior to this week, the previous record high of 550 hospitalizations was set in July. The aggregate number of infections recorded countywide since the public health documentation period began in early March is 85,896,
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