Riverside County COVID hospitalizations pass 600 mark

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In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, health care workers receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, in Pacoima. California will require all of its roughly 2.2 million health care and long-term care workers to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 30. Gov. Gavin Newsom said last month he would require health care workers to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients have climbed past 600 in Riverside County, which also reported 2,027 new coronavirus infections and four additional deaths today. According to data released Monday by the Riverside University Health System, 64 new COVID-related hospitalizations were reported over the weekend, bringing the countywide number to 621. The number of patients admitted to intensive care units increased by 25 from Friday, to 131. The last time the county hit 600 hospitalizations was Nov. 30 according to agency spokesman Jose Arballo. The four additional virus-related deaths reported Monday bring the county's total to 4,701. Fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates, and can date back weeks. The 2,027 new case
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