RIVERSIDE (CNS) - COVID-positive hospitalizations in Riverside County dropped below 300 Friday, reaching a nearly four-month low, while intensive care unit bed capacity recovered to pre-December levels.
According to the Riverside University Health System, coronavirus hospitalizations numbered 279 as of Friday, down from 303 on Thursday, and that includes 66 ICU patients — two less than a day ago.
The last time COVID-positive hospitalizations were at the current level occurred in the second week of November, according to RUHS figures.
Another trend in the right direction — countywide ICU bed capacity reached 19%, back to where it was at the end of November and before the governor's stay-at-home order impacting the entire Southern California region.
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