COVID-19 cases rise in Riverside County, prompting closures and cancellations

The number of COVID-19 cases over the past week continues to rise in Riverside County, prompting closures of two city offices and cancellations of events.   According to numbers released Monday, Jan. 10, since Jan. 1, the number of coronavirus patients in Riverside County hospitals surged to 886 from 510 and the number of those patients in intensive care increased from 94 to 137, while the county also logged an additional 52 virus-related deaths. Meanwhile, the aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the county increased by more than 4,000 since Dec. 25, reaching 416,589 total cases since the pandemic began, according to RUHS. Of those cases, 205 were reported by the RUHS to be of the omicron variant and 5,820 were delta. RUHS updates the variant data on a weekly basis.
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