Riverside County coronavirus hospitalizations continue downward trend

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continued to trend downward today as county health officials reported an additional 31 coronavirus deaths. With an additional 564 COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday, the aggregate number of infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 251,000, compared to 250,436 on Tuesday, according to the Riverside University Health System. The county's coronavirus death toll rose to 2,676. Virus-related fatalities continue to be trailing indicators because delays processing death certificates often stretch back over several weeks. Hospitalizations countywide were at 1,514 on Wednesday, down 10 from the day before. That includes 344 intensive care unit patients — nine fewer than Tues
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