New cases down by about half

CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County fell by almost one-half on Wednesday (Shutterstock).

According to the OCHCA, new cases fell from 36 on Tuesday to 19. Deaths remained at two, while hospitalizations rose from 51 to 55 and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units bounced up from eight to 11 after fallingfrrom 17 the day before.

To date, the number of cases in Orange County total 255,971, of which 249,902 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,111.

The number of new cases across the United States – totaled over a 14-day period – has declined 21 percent, according to The New York Times. Deaths are down 20 percent.

In California, over a similar period, cases are down 7 percent and deaths down 36 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times.



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