The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County has dropped by four people to 41, according to the latest state data out Sunday.

The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was six, down from nine the previous day.

Officials with the Riverside University Health System said last week that the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 600,655.

The RUHS said 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.

Health officials have said that the majority of people who die of COVID complications have underlying conditions, mainly hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.

The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on available data, was 1,434, compared to 1,361 the previous week. 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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