COVID-19 numbers still fall

NEW CASES of coronavirus cases Monday in the OC fell from 75 to 55 (Shutterstock).

Key coronavirus metrics locally are dropping to near-historic levels, according to Monday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency.

The OCHCA’s stats for today show 55 new confirmed coronavirus cases, down from 75 on Sunday. Deaths are down from four on Sunday to zero for Monday.

Hospitalizations for the virus are at 95, down from 111 on Sunday. The number of patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 declined from 24 to 21.

The to-date total of cases for Orange County is at 254,044, of which 246,692 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 4,969.

At the national level, The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-day average– new cases have declined 27 percent, while deaths are down 8 percent. The paper also estimates that 32 percent of adult Americans have been fully vaccinated and 44 percent have received at least one dose.

Regarding California, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that new cases are down 30 percent and deaths are down 23 percent. The Times’ estimate of statewide vaccination is that 47.7 percent of adults have been fully inoculated, while another 32.3 percent have been partly dosed.

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