The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Riverside County has dropped by 11 to 241, according to the latest state data.

Of those patients hospitalized as of Saturday, 31 were being treated in intensive care, up from 28 the previous day.

One month ago, 232 people were hospitalized throughout the county with a COVID infection, 28 of whom were ICU patients, the Riverside University Health System said.

The RUHS said the total number of deaths from likely virus-related complications over the past 33 months stands at 6,748. Last week’s figure was 6,738. There have been multiple revisions to the mortality table over the past four months as a result of an ongoing data reassessment by the California Department of Public Health.

RUHS figures released last week showed that, among those who died while hospitalized with a COVID diagnosis in November, 36% had received the full SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic. Health officials revised October data, which previously showed 42% of those who died while hospitalized with an infection had received the complete injection regimen. However, new data indicated that it was, like November, 36%. That compares to 44% who died in September.

The total number of fatalities in November was 28, in October, 14, and in September, 16, according to the RUHS.

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

Figures for December will be available at the end of this month.

Health officials said the aggregate number of COVID cases recorded since the public health documentation period began in March 2020 is 723,578.

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