COVID metrics looking better

WEDNESDAY’S report from the Orange County Health Care Agency has some encouraging numbers (Shutterstock).

After a day or two of less encouraging statistics in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, Wednesday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency showed improvements in all four major metrics.

According to the OCHCA, confirmed new cases fell from 90 on Tuesday to 73 on Wednesday. Deaths declined from six to five.

Additionally, the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 went to 125 from 128 and patients being treated for the virus in intensive care units changed from 27 to 24.

To date, the number of cases has totaled 253,737, of which 246,233 are judged recovered. Deaths are at 4,944.

Nationwide, The New York Times reports that – over a 14-day period – new case have declined 24 percent and deaths are down by 5 percent.

Additionally, the newspaper calculates that 30 percent of adult Americans have been fully vaccinated and 43 percent have had at least one dose.



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