COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in Riverside County for fifth straight week

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
The slide continues for the fifth straight week with federal data showing across-the-board declines in the numbers of coronavirus patients at all hospitals in the Temecula and Hemet-San Jacinto valleys. Data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Feb. 28, showed the percentage of patients who were coronavirus positive dropped to 16% at Temecula Valley Hospital from 21% in data released the week before Feb. 21; 13% at Southwest Healthcare System, which includes Inland Valley and Rancho Springs medical centers in Wildomar and Murrieta, respectively, from 17%; 14% at Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta from 25%; 11% at Hemet Global Medical Center from 15% and 7% at Menifee Global Medical Center from 10%. Between the Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 hospital data dump
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