Vaccines near, some good news

NEW CASES of coronavirus declined in Tuesday’s report, as did hospitalizations in Tuesday’s report (Shutterstock/Mongkolchan).

With the arrival of the first doses of coronavirus vaccine doses expected in Orange County on Wednesday, there was some good news in Tuesday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency.

According to the OCHCA, the number of new cases and the number of persons hospitalized with a COVID-19 infection both showed declines. However, the number of coronavirus patients in Orange County hospitals showed a small increase.

New cases dropped from 3,250 on Monday to 2,173 in Tuesday’s report. Hospitalizations went from 1,371 to 1,287. Patients in ICU units rose from 288 to 296. There was one death, compared to none in Monday’s report.

The to-date total number of cases in Orange County is 107,937. Deaths from coronavirus are 1,695.

In the Southern California Region (which includes Orange County), the adjusted percentage of ICU beds available are at 1.7 percent with the unadjusted at 13.2 percent. Fifteen percent is the goal.

Here is the list of OC cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.

  • Santa Ana: 21,222 (340)
  • Anaheim: 18,260 (364)
  • Garden Grove: 6,617 (120)
  • Orange: 5,161 (78)
  • Fullerton: 5,113 (124)
  • Huntington Beach: 4,420 (93)

Westminster has 2,700 cases and 37 deaths. Stanton has 1,333 cases and 18 deaths.

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