RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials on Wednesday reported 3,948 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and more than three dozen additional virus-related deaths, as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continued to shatter records.
The aggregate number of coronavirus infections recorded since the public health documentation period began in early March is 124,613, compared to 120,665 on Tuesday, according to the Riverside University Health System.
With the addition of 38 newly confirmed virus-related fatalities, the county's death total shot up to 1,666 on Wednesday, a day after the county reported 42 deaths — a record. Wednesday's figure is the second highest since the pandemic began.
The county only reports fatalities, for any cause, after death certificates have be