Riverside County reports 1,615 new COVID-19 cases, 55 additional deaths

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials Thursday reported 1,615 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 55 additional virus-related deaths as the number of hospitalizations connected to COVID-19 continued to trend downward.The aggregate number of coronavirus cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 270,105, compared to 268,490 on Wednesday, according to the Riverside University Health System.Total virus-related fatalities stood at 3,058. Deaths are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates, and typically cover three- to four-week periods.The number of known active virus cases countywide stands at 71,761, down 3,108 from Wednesday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from
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