3 of 4 metrics are improved

CORONAVIRUS statistics in Orange County, California and the nation are showing some encouraging trends (Shutterstock).

Three of four metrics measuring the impact of the coronavirus on Orange County showed improvement in Monday’s report from the county health care agency.

Confirmed new cases noted by the OCHCA totaled 1,583, but that’s a three-day total that averages out to 528 per day. That compares to Friday’s tally of 563. Hospitalizations dropped from 426 to 406 and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units declined from 130 to 119.

Deaths rose from four to 10, but that is also a three-day total.

To date, the county has had 291,381 cases, of which 273, 719 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 5,309.

Nationwide, new cases are down 7 percent across a 14-day period, according to The New York Times. Deaths are up 27 percent. In California, new cases are down 36 percent and death ups 22 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times, calculated over a similar period.

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