Riverside County’s COVID-19 positivity rate falls below 10%

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10% in Riverside County -- the lowest in almost three months -- and coronavirus hospitalizations continue to fall, while an additional 31 virus-related deaths have been reported. The Riverside University Health System reported Tuesday that the state-adjusted positivity rate, which is based on test results over rolling seven-day periods, is down to 7.6%, compared to 11% last week. The last time that metric hovered below 10% was in the first week of December, according to figures. Coronavirus-positive hospitalizations stood at 407, compared to 441 on Monday, and that includes 112 intensive care unit patients, 20 fewer than Monday, RUHS said. ICU bed availability countywide increased to 12%, though the majority of ad
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