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The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County dropped below 200 this week, with no additional virus-linked deaths reported, the Riverside University Health System said Friday.

A comparison of data over the last seven days showed COVID-19 hospitalizations countywide were 190, compared to 225 a week ago, with 15 patients under intensive care, compared to 27 a week ago.

One month ago, 149 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, 10 of whom were ICU patients.

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 that vaccination status data for July will be released on or after Aug. 15.

RUHS said the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 674,403.

According to the agency, in the last 28 months, a total 6,616 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 6,548, compared to 6,957 a week ago. The active count is derived by subtracting deaths and recoveries from the current total — 674,403 — according to the county Executive Office. Verified patient recoveries countywide are now 661,239.

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