While new coronavirus cases and deaths continue to fall nationwide, the same categories in the state are showing marked increases, according to one survey.
The New York Times is reporting that over a 14-day period coronavirus cases in the United States have declined 18 percent and deaths by 15 percent.
But the Los Angeles Times’ computations for California indicate an 11 percent rise in cases and a 41 percent jump in deaths over a similar period.
Regarding vaccinations, the New York Times reports that 46 percent of all adult Americans are fully vaccinated, while 54 percent have received at least one dose. The L.A. Times says that 58.1 percent of Californians have received at least one dose and 49.9 percent are fully vaccinated.
In Orange County, reports are no longer posted on weekends by the county health care agency. Monday’s three-day total shows 44 new confirmed cases, two deaths and 49 hospitalizations. Patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 are now at nine.
To date, there have been 256,052 confirmed cases, of which 249,950 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,114.
Starting on July 1, the OCHCA will post coronavirus statistics once weekly on Tuesdays.