The number of coronavirus patients in Riverside County hospitals increased by one to 432 Thursday, and the number of those patients in intensive care decreased by one to 85 — while the county also logged an additional 13 virus-related deaths.
Meanwhile, the aggregate number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the county increased by 1,765 since Wednesday, reaching a total of 398,993 since the pandemic began, according to the Riverside University Health System.
Of those cases, nine were reported by the RUHS on Monday to be of the Omicron variant. The RUHS updates the variant data on a weekly basis.
With the 13 deaths recorded Thursday, a total of 5,585 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded in the county in the past 21 months. The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays in processing death certificates and can go back weeks, according to health officials.
The number of known active virus cases countywide was 9,097 on Thursday, up 1,121 from Wednesday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 398,993. Verified patient recoveries countywide are 384,311.