(CNS) – Riverside County health officials Friday, Oct. 30 reported 498 newly diagnosed coronavirus cases and 13 additional virus-related deaths, marking the largest one-day increase in reported fatalities in nearly two months.
The aggregate number of COVID-19 infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 68,050, compared to 67,552 on Thursday, according to the Riverside University Health System.
The death toll tied to COVID-19 now stands at 1,319. Friday’s reported deaths occurred as far back as Sept. 24, according to RUHS spokesman Jose Arballo.
The last time daily reported fatalities surpassed a dozen was on Sept. 4, when 14 deaths were reported, county figures show.
There are now 150 patients infected with coronavirus being treated in county hospitals, one more than Thursday. This figure includes 33 intensive care unit patients, two fewer than the day before.
The number of known active cases countywide is 6,003, an increase of 181 from Thursday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 68,050 — according to the County Executive Office. The number of verified patient recoveries is 60,728.