Riverside County is expected to release updated COVID-19 numbers Monday, with the most recent data showing 683 newly confirmed cases and one additional virus-related death.
Those numbers were released Friday. The 683 new cases reflected an increase from 552 from the day before.
Citing a recent uptick in coronavirus infections due largely to the “Delta” variant, the county resumed daily COVID updates last week after switching to weekly data updates last month. Figures will again be published Monday through Friday.
Officials Friday also reported six more COVID-positive hospital patients, for a total of 166. That total included 32 patients in intensive care units, the same as a day earlier, according to the Riverside University Health System.
The aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 stood at 305,195, up from 304,512 on Thursday, RUHS officials said.
The agency said 4,658 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded in the last 16 months.
The number of known active virus cases stood at 3,036. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total, according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are 297,501.
The RUHS coronavirus portal can be accessed at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.