Tide turns in COVID-19 fight?

MASKS, sanitizers and social distancing are weapons in the battle against the coronavirus (Shutterstock).

The tide appears to be turning in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County, according to the latest statistics.

A report from the county health care agency shows that new confirmed cases are continuing to decline sharply, with 361 on Sunday compared to 517 on Saturday and 628 on Friday.

Deaths rose to 33 from 26 on Saturday and 25 on Friday, but hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections declined to 790 on Sunday, compared to 839 on Saturday and 965 on Friday.  Patients being treated in intensive care units for coronavirus fell to 257 on Sunday, compared to 270 on Saturday and 298 on Friday.

The to-date total of cases in Orange County is now at 242,505, of which 213,267 are considered recovered. Total deaths are at 3,577.

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

  • Santa Ana: 43,484 (634)
  • Anaheim: 40,353 (654)
  • Garden Grove: 15,824 (280)
  • Orange: 11,431 (185)
  • Fullerton: 10,816 (230)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,001 (166)

Westminster has had 6,765 cases and 138 deaths. Stanton has had 3,049 cases and 45 deaths.

Note: Because of the Presidents’ Day holiday, there will be no report posted by OCHCA on Monday.


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