All four metrics measuring the state of the coronavirus epidemic in Orange County showed improvement in Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency.
According to the OCHCA, confirmed new cases were at 391, down from Monday’s three-day average of 528. Deaths declined from 10 to seven.
Hospitalizations fell to 372 from 404 and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units went from 119 to 105.
To date, the OC has had 291,772 cases, of which 274,470 are considered recovered. The death total is at 5,316.
Nationwide, The New York Times is reporting an 8 percent increase in case over a 14-day period. That reverses a trend of several days in which cases declined. Deaths increased 36 percent over a similar period.
In California, cases are down 31 percent over a similar period, according to Los Angeles Times. Deaths are up 32 percent.