RIVERSIDE - COVID-19-positive hospitalizations in Riverside County fell below 100 today, representing a one-year low as the county awaits confirmation that it will be moved into an even less restrictive tier under the governor's public health regulatory apparatus. According to the Riverside University Health System, 97 people diagnosed with coronavirus were being treated in hospitals countywide as of Monday, down from 104 on Friday. That number includes 23 patients in intensive care units, two less than at the end of last week. The drop below 100 puts the COVID hospital count where it was in April 2020, when hospitalization figures were first reported by RUHS. Not even during the downtrend in hospitalizations countywide in late September and early October did numbers fall to 100 or less.