Orange County

Coronavirus cases show decline

NEW CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County were reported at 175 on Monday. (Shutterstock).

Orange Countians got some relief Monday from two days of historic highs of new confirmed coronavirus cases.

According to today’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency, there are 175 new cases. That’s a drop from the all-time high of 434 reported on Sunday.

There were also no new deaths recorded, a break from the deadliest week since the pandemic began. So far, there have been 10,595 cumulative COVID-19 cases, of which 1,047 were at skilled nursing facilities and 389 at county jails.

Of that number, 5,075 are considered to be recovered.

The total count of deaths is at 269.

Three hundred fifty-one cases are currently hospitalized, with 137 in intensive care units.

The city count shows Santa Ana the leader with 2227 cases (up by 38), followed by Anaheim with 2037 (up 30), Garden Grove with 608 (up 11), Huntington Beach with 489 (up 21) and Orange with 465 (up nine).

Westminster has 223 (up four) and Stanton 140 (up five).


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  1. “Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air,” said DHS Science and Technology Advisor Bill Bryan.

    “We’ve seen a similar effect as well where increasing the temperature and humidity or both is generally less favorable to the virus.”

    Sunshine is the best disinfectant. 🌞

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