RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA — Over the weekend in Riverside County, the number of people hospitalized due to coronavirus-related illness dropped by 35 patients, although the number of new infections rose by 1,720.
The number of coronavirus cases countywide stands at 35,187 as of Monday. Out of the total, 12,177 people have recovered from the virus, according to Riverside University Health System data.
No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported Monday — the county death toll stands at 671.
According to RUHS, 488 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, which is 35 fewer than Friday. Hospitalizations include 146 patients in intensive care units, which is down by 13 patients since Friday.
The number of people tested for the virus is now 356,174.
Riverside County health officials announced Monday that preliminary data from a recent Riverside University Health System COVID-19 antibody testing study show well over 100,000 county residents have likely been infected with the virus but they were never accounted for.
"Based on that data, it is estimated there have been between 118,000 and 175,400 infections in Riverside County," according to RUHS.
"We believe the number and variety of participants shows the study successfully recruited an excellent representation of the community and accurately reflects the prevalence of the antibody in Riverside County," said Dr. Tait Stevens, with Riverside University Health System and co-author of the study.
Read more about the study: Riverside County COVID-19 Antibodies Study: 100K+ Infections