COVID-19 cases still declining

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New confirmed cases of coronavirus continued their descent in Monday’s count by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

According to the OCHCA, new cases dropped from 191 on Sunday to 179 on Monday. Saturday’s total was 281.

Deaths declined to four from 13, but statistics in this category are still problematic because of problems with the state’s reporting system.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections in Orange County declined to 419 from 421 on Sunday. The use of intensive care units for coronavirus patients went to 119 on Monday, compared to 132 on Sunday.

The cumulative total of cases in the county is at 246,634, of which 232,083 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 3,921. The New York Times’ calculation of the county’s overall test positivity rate is at 8 percent.

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

  • Santa Ana: 44,010 (698)
  • Anaheim: 40,921 (704)
  • Garden Grove: 16,124 (302)
  • Orange: 11,556 (204)
  • Fullerton: 11,038 (242)
  • Huntington Beach: 10,268 (181)
  • Irvine: 10,141 (67)

Westminster has had 6,932 cases and 154 deaths. Stanton has had 3,113 cases and 47 cases.


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