The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County dropped by five people to 255, according to the latest state data out Saturday.

Of those patients, 20 were being treated in intensive care, down from 21 the previous day.

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. Data for July was not yet available.

Officials said that the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 660,647.

The Riverside University Health System said that in the past 28 months, a total 6,584 deaths from virus-related complications have been recorded. The fatality count was at 6,566 a week ago.

Health officials have said that a majority of the deaths occurred in people with at least one underlying health condition, such as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease.

The number of known active virus cases in the county, based on available data, is 7,898, compared to 12,541 a week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 660,647 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 646,165.

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