Coronavirus bug weaker, but ….

NEW ORANGE COUNTY coronavirus cases rose in Thursday’s count, but other numbers declined (Shutterstock).

The coronavirus pandemic may be under control, but the COVID-19 bug doesn’t appear to be going away completely, either.

Thursday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency shows that after a big dip on Wednesday, new confirmed cases rose again, going from 19 to 31.

Deaths declined from two to one and hospitalizations dipped from 55 to 51. The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 at intensive care units fell from 11 to 10.

To date, coronavirus cases in Orange County have totaled 256,008, of which 249,929 people have been declared recoavered.  Deaths are at 5,112.

Nationally, cases are down 25 percent over a 14-day period, according to The New York Times, with deaths down by 20 percent. In California, cases are down 7 percent and deaths 19 percent, as calculated by the Los Angeles Times.

As for vaccinations, the NYT is estimating that 46 percent of all Americans are fully vaccinated and 54 percent have received at least one dose. In California, LAT says 49 percent are fully vaccinated and 57.5 percent have received at least one dose.

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