Hospitalizations keep rising

OVER 337,000 Americans died from coronavirus this year, contributing to a new U.S. record of fatalities (Shutterstock).

While the tally of new coronavirus cases in Orange County continues to decline, offering hope of an improving public health situation, the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections, and the total of patients in intensive care units because of the virus is showing no signs of abating.

According to the county health care agency, there were 2,452 cases in Tuesday’s report, compared to 2,846 on Monday. It was the third straight day of decline.

There was one death reported on Tuesday, and none on Monday.

However, hospitalizations rose from 2,031 on Monday to 2,106 on Tuesday and corona patients being treated in ICUs went from 453 to 473.

In Orange County, the cumulative total of cases to date of coronavirus is at 152,059, of which 84,716 are considered to be recovered. Cumulative deaths are at 1,847.

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

  • Santa Ana: 29,002 (369)
  • Anaheim: 25,876 (395)
  • Garden Grove: 9,456 (129)
  • Orange: 7,312 (91)
  • Fullerton: 6,874 (130)

Westminster has 4,099 cases and 39 deaths. Stanton has 1,935 cases and 22 deaths.

On the global level, Johns Hopkins University reports 81,787,775 cases worldwide, of which 19,468,771 in the United States. The tally of deaths internationally is 1,784,379, of which 337,210 are Americans.

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