Fewer virus-related deaths in latest count, hospitalizations down

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Coronarvirus infections in Riverside County increased by roughly 2,500, with 38 virus-related deaths reported Friday, while COVID-19 hospitalizations countywide fell. The aggregate number of coronavirus cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 258,352, compared to 255,808 on Thursday, according to the Riverside University Health System. RUHS said a total of 2,777 deaths stemming from virus-related complications have been recorded, compared to 2,739 Thursday. The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates and cover three- to four-week periods, sometimes longer. COVID-positive hospitalizations countywide are at 1,497, a drop of 32 from Thursday. That includes 335 intensive care unit
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