New cases now turn downward

CORONAVIRUS numbers resumed their decline in Orange County on Sunday (Shutterstock).

After two days of spikes, the number of new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orange County turned downward again in Sunday’s report.

According to the county health care agency, new cases dropped from 56 on Saturday to 21 on Sunday. Deaths, already low, declined from four to two.

Hospitalizations remained level at 63 and patients treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units ticked up from 14 to 15.

To date, there have been 255,241 cases in the OC, of which 248,935 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,065.

Nationally, new cases are down 38 percent over a two-week period, according to The New York Times. A decrease in deaths of 24 percent is also tabulated.

In California, new cases are up 12 percent and deaths up 29 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times in a similar survey.

Note to readers: Because of the holiday, there will be no case count from the OCHCA on Monday.

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