The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County dropped by nine people to 213, according to the latest state numbers released Saturday.

Of those patients, 12 were being treated in intensive care, up from nine the previous day.

One month ago, 105 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, a dozen of whom were ICU patients, according to the Riverside University Health System.

The ICU patient count has generally remained close to or below a dozen since the end of March.

Among those hospitalized with a COVID diagnosis in June, one in three patients had been fully vaccinated with a SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic, according to county public health figures.

Officials said the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 652,376.

The RUHS said that in the past 27 months, a total 6,566 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded. The fatality count was at 6,560 a week ago.

Many of the deaths occurred in those with at least one underlying health condition, primarily heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on available data, is 12,541, compared to 8,563 a week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 652,376 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 633,269.

The county does not report COVID data on weekends.

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