coronavirus

COVID stats are on a plateau

ORANGE COUNTY statistics for coronavirus on Wednesday showed a continuing pattern of small increases and decreases (Shutterstock).

The numbers on the coronavirus in Orange County have settled into a level pattern: not rising beyond “low” but not disappearing, either.

According to Wednesday’s report from the county health care agency, stats have risen in one category, declined in two and stayed even in the fourth.

New confirmed cases went to 33 from 32 on Tuesday. Deaths were even at two and patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units dropped from 15 to 13. Hospitalizations remained at 54.

To date, coronavirus cases in the OC have totaled 255,728, of which 249,716 are considered recovered.  Deaths are at 5,101.

Nationally, new cases – as estimated over a 14-day period – are down 20 percent, according to The New York Times, with deaths down by 10 percent. In California, the Los Angeles Times reports cases declining by 42 period over a similar period, with deaths down 52 percent.

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