Orange County

Coronavirus rate looks to be slowing

MAYBE all that handwashing, hand washing. etc.  is helping to slow the rate of the spread by the coronavirus bug.

The rate of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Orange County has slowed down for two days, after two consecutive days of rising numbers.

According to the county health care agency, Monday’s report showed 113 new cases, down from 119 on Sunday. The total number of Orange County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 is now 7,527. Classified as recovered are 3,326.

No new deaths were recorded; that total is at 177, including 85 at skilled nursing facilities. Cases currently hospitalized due to the pandemic are 291, with 135 in intensive care.

The city with the most cases is Santa Ana with 1,488 (up by 24 from the day before). Following are Santa Ana at 1,331 (up by 20), Garden Grove with 420 (up by five), Huntington Beach with 369 (up by two) and Orange with 330 (up by six).

Westminster is at 171 cases (up by two cases) with Stanton reporting 91 (up by one).


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