Riverside County sees 5 more coronavirus deaths, 225 new cases – Press Enterprise

Riverside County sees 5 more coronavirus deaths, 225 new cases – Press Enterprise


Five more people have died of complications from the coronavirus and 225 more have tested positive, according to data that Riverside County released Thursday, Oct. 15.

While the number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals is up to 149, or up 10.4% from a week earlier, at its height it had been in the 500s through most of July, according to state data.

Riverside County has the sixth highest number of positive patients in hospitals, behind Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange counties.

Here are the numbers as of Thursday, according to state and county public health officials.

Riverside County

Confirmed cases: 63,125 total, up 225 from Wednesday, Oct. 14, averaging 244 reported per day in the past week

Deaths: 1,269 total, up five from Wednesday, averaging 3.0 reported per day in the past week

Hospital survey: 149 confirmed and 69 suspected patients hospitalized Wednesday, including 42 confirmed and eight suspected patients in the ICU, with 20 of 25 facilities reporting. The number of confirmed patients is up 10.4% from a week earlier.



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