The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County has declined by one to 65, according to the latest state figures.

Of those patients hospitalized as of Saturday, nine were being treated in intensive care, down from 11 the previous day.

One month ago, 116 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, 11 of whom were ICU patients, according to the Riverside University Health System.

According to the agency, the number of deaths from likely virus-related complications over the last 30 months stands at 6,567. The figure was 6,543 the previous week, after being revised down 1% as a result of a data reassessment by the California Department of Public Health.

The RUHS released preliminary data showing that, among those who died while hospitalized with a COVID diagnosis in September, 100% were fully vaccinated with a SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic. However, health officials stressed that the data is provisional and subject to revision. It could be another three to four weeks before a more accurate figure is published.

The RUHS revised its August data, which had previously estimated 40% of those who died while hospitalized with a COVID diagnosis during the month were fully vaccinated. The updated figure released last week indicated it was closer to 20%.

The deaths weren’t classified as stemming directly from an infection, co-morbidities, or possible adverse reactions to the vaccines.

Health officials said Friday that the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 695,315.

The RUHS does not report COVID data on weekends.

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