RivCo reports 5,000 more COVID-19 cases, though number of patients in ICUs drops

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported Thursday in Riverside County, along with another 63 deaths, but the number of virus patients being treated in intensive care units continued dropping. The total number of coronavirus cases recorded during the pandemic rose to 255,808, compared to 251,000 on Wednesday, according to the Riverside University Health System. According to RUHS, a total of 2,739 deaths stemming from virus-related complications have been recorded. The number Wednesday was 2,676. The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates, and the daily numbers can cover three- to four-week periods, sometimes longer, according to officials. COVID-positive hospitalizations countywide were at 1,529, an increase of
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