The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in Riverside County increased slightly, while 1,196 new cases were confirmed and 12 new virus-related deaths were reported in the most recent data.

According to the Riverside University Health System, COVID-related hospitalizations countywide increased to 237 on Monday, up from 235 Friday. The number of those patients in intensive care was 60 on Monday, down from 61 on Friday.

The RUHS does not update figures over the weekend.

The cumulative number of COVID cases recorded since the pandemic began in March 2020 stood at 370,617, up from 369,421 Friday.

A total of 5,286 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded in the county in roughly the past 20 months. The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates and can date back a month or longer.

The number of known active virus cases countywide Monday was 3,455 — up 288 from Friday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 370,617 — according to the county’s Executive Office.

Verified patient recoveries countywide were 361,876.

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