RS County’s COVID positivity rate continues downtrend

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The coronavirus positivity rate in Riverside County has dropped below 2%, and the number of intensive care unit patients in the county with the virus fell further. According to the Riverside University Health System, the newly confirmed positivity rate is 1.6%, down from 1.9% last week, while the state-adjusted case rate is 2.7 per 100,000, based on a rolling seven-day average, compared to 3.4 per 100,000 last week. “The statewide average is 3.7,” county Department of Public Health Director Kim Saruwatari told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. According to RUHS data, 74 people countywide were hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms, compared to 70 Monday. Of that total, only 16 were in ICU, compared to 19 a day ago. Officials said the aggregate number of COVID cases
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