Hospitalization numbers continue to fall countywide

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Health care workers conduct coronavirus testing at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore managed and operated by Riverside University Health System Public Health Department. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
While hospitalizations and known active cases continue to fall countywide, Riverside County Public Health officials Friday, Sept. 18, reported 307 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths since Thursday, bringing the total number of cases within the county to 56,681 since the county began recording data. The total number of people who have died from the virus since the county began now sits at 1,153. There were 143 residents in hospitals in the county and 44 of those were in intensive care units. The number of known active cases countywide was 3,540 Friday or 40 fewer than the day before. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total – 56,681 – according to the county Executive Office. The number of verified patient recoveries is now up
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