COVID-positive hospitalizations continue to drop

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The number of patients diagnosed with coronavirus being treated in hospitals throughout Riverside County continued to fall on Friday, though an additional 11 virus-related deaths were reported. The Riverside University Health System said that COVID-positive hospitalizations were at 847, down 17 from Thursday. That includes 220 patients in intensive care units, a one-day drop of 23. Virus-related hospitalizations peaked near 1,700 in the second week of January, officials said. The aggregate number of coronavirus cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 280,170, up 981 from Thursday, according to RUHS. The agency said a total 3,320 deaths stemming from virus-related complications have been recorded, compared to 3,309 re
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