OC’s COVID-19 cases still rising

CORONAVIRUS cases in Orange County continue to rise, according to the county health agency (Shutterstock/Mongkolchan).

New coronavirus cases in Orange County continue to rise, as are hospitalizations.

According to the county health care agency, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported Tuesday rose slightly to 453, up from Monday’s three-day average of 450. The report issued on July 26 of 1351 cases covered Saturday to Monday.

Deaths remained at one and hospitalizations went from 194 to 212.

The number of persons being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units stayed even at 48.

To date, Orange County has recorded 262,524 cases, of which 251,176 are considered recovered. The death toll is 5,140.

Nationally, The New York Times is estimating that over a 14-day period, new cases are up 144 percent, while deaths have increased by 7 percent. In California, new cases are up 114 percent over two weeks and deaths down by 38 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Johns Hopkins University calculates that there have been 34,566,202 cases of coronavirus in the U.S, and 611,254 deaths, the highest in both categories across the world.

Worldwide, there have been 195,108,752 cases and 4,173,740 deaths as of this writing Tuesday afternoon. A total of 3.9 billion does of vaccine have been administered.


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