Across the Area

Local coronavirus cases plunge

MAYBE all that hand-washing is working; on Monday Orange County’s count of new cases was down dramatically (Pexels/Cottonbro).

Confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Orange County plunged dramatically in Monday’s posted count.

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported just nine new cases, down from 25 the day before and 60 in Friday’s count.  That figure of nine was the lowest since March 17, when seven cases were noted.

There were no new fatalities. One hundred and three cases hospitalized were reported with 51 in intensive care units.

Cumulative cases to date (since the counting began in February) are at 1,283.

The case count per city in the county showed Anaheim with 148, followed by Santa Ana with 114, Irvine with 100, Huntington Beach with 87 and Newport Beach with 85.

In the Tribune’s coverage area, after Huntington Beach there is Garden Grove with 37, Westminster with 21 and Stanton with five.

Worldwide cases close to 2 million

The total confirmed worldwide count of coronavirus cases moved toward two million in Monday’s tabulation from Johns Hopkins University.

JHU’s count shows 1,919,913 cases, with the United States leading with 581,913, followed by Spain with 170,099, Italy with 159,516, France with 137,877 and Germany with 130,072.

Total deaths worldwide show the U.S. with 28,057, followed by Italy with 20,465, Spain with 17,756, France with 14,967 and the United Kingdom (Great Britain) with 11,329.

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