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The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County was unchanged in the last week, the Riverside University Health System said Friday.

A comparison of data over the last seven days showed COVID-19 hospitalizations countywide remained at 149, with 10 patients in the ICU, compared to nine a week ago.

One month ago, 98 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, nine of whom were ICU patients. The ICU patient count has generally remained just above or below 10 since the end of March, according to data.

County Department of Public Health figures showed that, among those hospitalized with a COVID diagnosis in June, one in three patients had been fully vaccinated with a SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic.

Officials said that the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 642,860.

RUHS said that in the last 27 months, a total 6,560 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded. The fatality count was unchanged from a week ago.

The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on available data, is 8,563, compared to 6,845 a week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 642,860 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 627,737.

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