COVID-19 numbers near flat

CORONAVIRUS cases are falling across the U.S., California and Orange County (Shutterstock).

The numbers used to measure the strength of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County are remaining low.

Saturday’s statistics from the county health care agency show that new confirmed cases are at 29, up from 27 on Friday, but down from Thursday’s tally of 37.

Deaths ticked up from four to five. Hospitalizations from coronavirus remained at 68. Patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units decreased from 10 to nine.

To date, cases are at 254,975, of which 248,428 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,047.

Nationally, new cases are down 38 percent, according to a 14-day survey by The New York Times. Deaths declined 14 percent. In California, the Los Angeles Times reports a 32 percent drop in cases and a 42 percent decrease in deaths.

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