Trends are still looking good

NUMBERS IN Thursday’s coronavirus tally for Orange County weren’t all good news, but the overall trend is (Shutterstock).

Three of four major metrics measuring the status of the coronavirus in Orange County saw rises on Thursday, but all were lower than Tuesday’s numbers.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the number of new cases of COVID-19 cases reported today were at 602, a rise from Wednesday’s 546 but still fewer than Tuesday’s 768. It’s also the third day in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases, a relatively recent streak.

Deaths went from 37 to 50. Hospitalizations decreased from 1,298 to 1,238 and patients being treatment in intensive care units edged up to 365 from 363.

The cumulative number of cases in Orange County is now at 235,310, of which 192,411 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 3,249. The 14-day average for test positivity remains at 12 percent. Hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are down by 23 percent over that same period.

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

  • Santa Ana: 42,484 (572)
  • Anaheim: 39,292 (600)
  • Garden Grove: 15,287 (253)
  • Orange: 11,075 (163)
  • Fullerton: 10,491 (10,491 (213)
  • Huntington Beach: 9,605 (153)

Westminster has had 6,522 cases and 125 deaths. Stanton has had 2,940 cases and 41 deaths.


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