More good COVID-19 numbers

MONDAY’S numbers on new coronavirus cases in Orange County continue to show an encouraging trend, but don’t take that mask off yet (Shutterstock).

Orange County’s “lucky numbers” continue to come up in Monday’s report on the status of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the county health care agency, three of four major metrics measuring the impact of COVID-19 are continuing to move downward, and the fourth is almost the same as Sunday’s low figure.

The OCHCA reports that confirmed new cases went to 253 on Monday, up from 252 on Sunday. Deaths dropped from 40 to 38 and hospitalizations related to the coronavirus declined from 577 to 556. The use of intensive care units for treating COVID patients is at 179, down from 190 on Sunday.

The cumulative total of Orange County cases is at 244,885, of which 224,933 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 3,848, and the county’s test positivity rate is at 9 percent; 8 percent is the target to be moved to a less restrictive tier by the California Department of Public Health.

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

  • Santa Ana: 43,775 (688)
  • Anaheim: 40,715 (695)
  • Garden Grove: 15,992 (297)
  • Orange: 11,527 (199)
  • Fullerton: 10,949 (243)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,144 (176).
    Westminster has had 6,861 cases and 147 deaths. Stanton has had 3,087 cases and 47 deaths.

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