Active coronavirus cases drop 10% in Riverside County

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County on Wednesday reported 173 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, 20 additional virus-related deaths and a 10% decrease in active virus cases stemming from an uptick in verified recoveries. The aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the public health documentation period began last March is 290,498, according to the Riverside University Health System, which has logged 3,849 deaths from virus-related complications since last March. The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates. The number of known active virus cases countywide is 9,508, down 1,079 compared to Tuesday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 290,498 — according to the county Executi
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