Riverside County shows 13% drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations over weekend

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Coronavirus-related hospitalizations dropped 13% over the weekend in Riverside County, continuing a trend that began three weeks ago, as officials reported another 3,962 infections and 80 additional virus-related deaths.The Riverside University Health System on Monday reported 979 COVID-positive hospitalizations countywide, compared to 1,128 on Friday. The ICU bed count of COVID patients was 268, down 22 from Friday. No figures were released over the weekend.The county's peak in coronavirus hospitalizations was on Jan. 10, when 1,675 people suffering virus-related complications were undergoing treatment.The aggregate number of coronavirus cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 275,872, compared to 271,910 on Friday.
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