Hospitals show huge increases in COVID-19 patients since middle of December

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Valley News - Health
Riverside County hospitals are reporting significantly more coronavirus patients than in previous weeks – with two local hospitals showing twice as many confirmed coronavirus cases as of Dec. 28, the most recent day for which data was available at press time, compared to two weeks before. In U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data from Dec. 28, Temecula Valley Hospital announced a weekly average of 53.6 hospitalized adults confirmed to be coronavirus positive; Southwest Healthcare System, which includes Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, announced a weekly average of 103.1; and Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta announced a weekly average of 64.3. Those numbers compare to weekly averages as of Dec. 14 of 25.7 ad
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