The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Riverside County has dropped by five people to 50, according to the latest state figures out Saturday.
Of those patients, seven were being treated in intensive care, up one from Friday.
One month ago, 87 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a coronavirus infection, 18 of whom were ICU patients, according to the Riverside University Health System.
RUHS officials said Friday that the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 599,782.
The RUHS said 6,507 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded in the last 25 months. Fatalities are trailing indicators because of delays processing death certificates and can go back weeks, according to officials.
The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on available data, is 1,361, compared to 1,510 one week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 599,782 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 591,914.
The RUHS does not report COVID data on weekends.