RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Another 53 deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported today in Riverside County, along with a record number of patients in hospital intensive care units.
The additional fatalities upped the coronavirus death toll in the county to 2,151, according to the Riverside University Health System. The death figures are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates and can cover several weeks.
The county recorded an additional 3,901 cases, increasing the cumulative total to 203,957.
COVID-19-positive hospitalizations countywide stood at 1,611 on Wednesday, down by four compared to the day before, with 343 patients in ICUs, which is one more than Tuesday -- and a record high.
The number of known active virus cases countywide was 69,236, an increase