Local hospitals continue showing declines in COVID-19 hospitalizations

Health care worker conducts testing for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore managed and operated by Riverside University Health System Public Health Department. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Coronavirus hospitalizations are continuing their steep decline in southwest Riverside County, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sunday, Feb. 14.Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 are making up an increasingly smaller share of patients at hospitals in the area as the weeks go by. Those with coronavirus make up about a quarter of all hospitalizations at southwest Riverside County health facilities. Those numbers are down about a third from the data reported Feb. 7 and are a significant drop from as many as two-thirds of all patients at one hospital during the month of January.Data released Feb. 14 by the HHS department showed 25% of patients at Temecula Valley Hospital were testing positive for the coronavirus in the week
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