COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new lows

Health care workers conduct COVID-19 testing in Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Coronavirus hospitalizations in the Temecula and Hemet valleys now stand at their lowest points in months, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.A data release from March 8, based on statistics from hospitals across the nation for the seven days preceding Feb. 26, individuals with COVID-19 now make up just 10% of patients at Temecula Valley Hospital, 11% of those at Southwest Healthcare System (which includes Inland Valley and Rancho Springs medical centers in Wildomar and Murrieta, respectively), 11% of those at Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, and 7% of those at Hemet Global Medical Center. Meanwhile, Menifee Global Medical Center did not report any coronavirus patients.As recently as January, many local hospitals
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