Deaths are down but COVID cases continue to rise in Riverside County

While the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the number of fatalities as of Friday, Aug. 6, stood at 4,667, the same number reported Tuesday, and only up two deaths total from the week before, according to the Riverside University Health System.In comparison, 4,658 deaths were reported as of two weeks ago.As of press time, no additional coronavirus deaths were reported in Riverside County, continuing a four-day trend, although there has been an uptick in hospitalizations and 1,226 newly confirmed virus cases.The aggregate number of infections recorded in Riverside County since the pandemic began in March 2020 now stands at 313,931, according to RUHS. That number is up 5,385 cases as compared to the week prior.There were 384 COVID-positive patients in the hos
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