Riverside County’s aggregate number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 400,000, while the number of residents hospitalized with coronavirus neared 600 — increasing by 85 since Saturday to 595, according to the latest data.
The number of hospital patients in intensive care rose from 94 Saturday to 101 Monday.
With 5,580 new cases reported since Friday, the county’s aggregate number since the pandemic began in March 2020 now stands at 404,603, according to data released by the Riverside University Health System.
The RUHS also reported four more virus-related deaths since Friday — bringing the county’s death total to 5,589 from virus-related complications in the past 21 months.
The fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates and can go back weeks, according to health officials.
The number of known active virus cases in the county was 12,020 as of Monday. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 404,603. Verified patient recoveries countywide are 386,994.