Orange County

Coronavirus cases, deaths rise

NEW CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County were reported at 911 on Wednesday. (Shutterstock).

After a pause, the numbers of new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Orange County are back on the rise.

According to the county health care agency, Wednesday’s report of new cases is at 911, up from 865 on Tuesday and 540 on Monday. Today’s count of deaths reported is at 22, up from nine on Tuesday and one on Monday.

The new cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in the OC is at 27,031, of which 11,611 are considered to be recovered. The total number of deaths is at 455.

Cases currently hospitalized are up to 722, with 238 people with the virus are now in intensive care units. The percentage of ICU units now available is at 38.6. The acceptable threshold is greater than 20 percent.

The test-positivity rate – an indicator of what percentage of people tested show as “positive” for the infection – is at 14.1 percent, down from Tuesday’s 14.6. The threshold is less than 8 percent; there’s a seven-day testing lag.

For the complete report, go to: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc .

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