RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County health officials today reported seven additional deaths associated with COVID-19 and 97 new infections, bringing the death toll to 235 and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 5,440.
Of the 188 county residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 66 are being treated in intensive care units, one fewer than Wednesday, according to the Riverside University Health System.
More than 600 documented recoveries among county residents have been reported since Sunday, including 224 on Thursday, bringing the total to 3,254.
Nearly 79,000 residents have been tested for the coronavirus, which accounts for more than 3% of the county's population of nearly 2.5 million.
Riverside County has the second-highest COVID-19 case total and related death t