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COVID-19 numbers still shrink

STATS on coronavirus in Orange County continue to show shrinking numbers of cases (Pexels/Cottonbor).

Statistics on the coronavirus in Orange County have hit record or near-record lows, according to numbers released Friday by the county health agency.

Confirmed new cases fell to 27 from 37 on Thursday, and deaths stayed at four. Hospitalizations from coronavirus slipped from 75 to 68 and patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units plunged from 22 to 10.

To date, cases in Orange County have totaled 254,946, of which 248,408 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,042.

Nationally, new cases are considered by The New York Times to have decreased by 36 percent over the past 14 days, and deaths by 14 percent. Statewide, estimates the Los Angeles Times, cases are down 25 percent and deaths by 45 percent.

The California Department of Public Health on Friday briefed the press and public on what the state’s standards for “opening up” will be on June 15. See related story, to be posted soon.

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