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Cases up, hospitalizations down

WHILE the case count rose on Sunday, the number of people hospitalized and in intensive care dropped. So keep washing your hands (Pexels/Cottonbro).

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Orange County reported Sunday by the Orange County Health Care Agency rose from Saturday’s numbers, but the tally of those hospitalized from COVID-19 and in intensive care units declined.

Cases reported in Sunday’s count were 79, up from Saturday’s 63. There were no deaths and the cumulative cases to date are at 1,636. Thirty-two fatalities have been recorded.

The hospital sum is 144, down from 155 the day before and the ICU total is 56, a drop from 59.

In the count of Orange County cities with the most cases, Anaheim continues to lead with 202, followed by Santa Ana with 160, Huntington Beach with 136 and Irvine with 118.

A look at The Tribune’s main coverage area shows Surf City with 136, followed by Garden Grove with 61, Westminster with 23 and Stanton with 13.

The Sunday mid-afternoon count of the tally of worldwide confirmed cases by Johns Hopkins University showed 2,394,278 people diagnosed with coronavirus, with 164,937 deaths. The leader in each case is the United States.

With the new emphasis on testing, 3.86 million Americans have been tested for the virus. New York – one of the epicenters of the outbreak – has 617,555 persons tested, followed by California with 280,900 people, then Florida with 256,079.

So far in 2020, around 164,000 people worldwide are dead from the virus, with 40,548 from the United States. Roughly a third of those cases are from the New York City area.

 

 

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