Cases much higher than in June

THE CORONAVIRUS pandemic is stronger now in Orange County than one month ago (Shutterstock).

Wednesday’s report on the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County shows a decline in confirmed new cases from Tuesday.

According to the OCHMA, the total fell from 315 to 290. That’s the good news.

It’s less encouraging comparing that to about one month ago (June 22) when the total was 36.

In today’s report there were no deaths (compared to two a month ago) and 143 people hospitalized (compared to 51). Thirty-five people are being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units (compared to eight).

To date, there have been 259,985 cases in the OC, of which 250,753 are considered recovered. The death total is at 5,136.

On the national scene, The New York Times is repaorting that new cases have increased by 195 percent over a 14-day period and new deaths by 42 percent.

In California, the Los Angeles Times states that cases are up 255 percent over two weeks, and deaths by 29 percent.



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