Two of four metrics of the coronavirus in Orange County showed improvement on Tuesday and two went the other way.
According to the county health care agency, the case count declined from 618 (an average of three days) to 517. The number of patients being hospitalized for COVID-19 declined from 570 to 564.
But deaths increased from two to six and the use of intensive care units for coronavirus patients increased from 116 to 132.
To date, Orange County has had 281,609 cases of the virus, of which 259,415 are considered recovered. The death toll is at 5,184.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that new cases – over a 14-day period – are up 29 percent, which reflects moderating of new infections. Deaths are up 91 percent.
In California – according to the Los Angeles Times – new cases are up 30 percent, and deaths by 110 percent.
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