COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations continue to climb in Riverside County

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The coronavirus death toll and hospitalizations continue to rise in Riverside County, where an additional 5,121 cases were confirmed Wednesday. The aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the pandemic began in early March rose to 156,834, compared to 151,713 on Tuesday, according to the Riverside University Health System. The number of deaths stemming from virus-related complications stands at 1,805, an increase of 16, officials said. Those figures are trailing indicators because of delays certifying death certificates coded as COVID-19, according to health officials. Reporting periods can go back several weeks. COVID-19 hospitalizations countywide were at 1,322, up 44 from the previous day, according to RUHS. That includes 247 intensive care unit patie
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