Coronavirus: Hospitalization still on the rise in state because of pandemic

California continued to record highs in the number of patients hospitalized or in intensive care unit beds with COVID-19, but positive cases overall decreased Saturday, according to data compiled by this news organization.


The state reported a record high of 6,357 patients hospitalized with the novel coronavirus, according to the latest available data. Another 1,547 patients were hospitalized with suspected but not yet confirmed cases of COVID-19.


Officials also...