The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County has increased by one to 45, according to the latest state data out Saturday.

The number of those patients in intensive care rose by two to nine.

One month ago, 57 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, 10 of whom were ICU patients.

On Friday, the Riverside University Health System said the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 was 600,655.

The RUHS said a total 6,512 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded in the last 25 months. A week ago, the figure was 6,507. The 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 1,434, compared to 1,361 one week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 600,655 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 592,709.

The RUHS does not report COVID data on weekends.

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