coronavirus

COVID cases up, deaths down

CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County on Friday are at 209 (Shutterstock).

More new coronavirus cases were reported by the Orange County Health Care Agency in its tally on Friday.

The number of new COVID positive cases is given as 209, an increase from 158 reported on Thursday. However, six deaths were reported, down slightly from seven the day before.

Total number of OC coronavirus cases to date is 54,118, of which 48,734 are considered recovered. Cases currently hospitalized are 175, up slightly from 172 on Thursday. Cases now in intensive care units are 48, compared to 45 the day before.

Public health officials caution against reading too much into daily tallies. The key metrics that classify counties into “tiers” is based on the twin metrics of test positivity percent and number of positive cases per 100,000. Each of those is computed using a seven-day average with a seven-day lag, and they are updated each Tuesday.

Looking at international and national cases, Johns Hopkins University reports:

  • 34,460,100 cases across the world, compared to 34,137,200 yesterday;
  • 7,325,715 cases in the United States, compared to 7,273,943 yesterday;
  • 1,025,567 deaths across the world, compared to 1,017,083 yesterday;
  • 208,600 deaths in the United States, compared to 207,743 yesterday.

 

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