RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County on Monday reported 288 newly confirmed coronavirus cases since Friday and 31 additional virus-related deaths, as county health officials continued working toward implementing the state's new system of tracking and scheduling vaccines alongside Blue Shield.
The aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded in Riverside County since the pandemic began last March stands at 287,822, according to the Riverside University Health System.
The virus-related death toll is up to 3,664, according to RUHS data.
The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates, and cover three- to four-week cycles.
County health officials do not release updated coronavirus statistics on weekends.
COVID-positive hospitalizations dropped