Numbers drop in 4 categories

NEW CASES of coronavirus in Orange County dropped in Tuesday’s report from the county health agency, along with stats in three other categories (Shutterstock),

All four major categories tracking the state of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed improvement in Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency.

According to the OCHCA, new confirmed cases dropped to 164 from 223 (an average of three days; no report is given on Saturday and Sunday). Deaths declined from eight to three, hospitalizations went from 242 to 230 and the number of patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 is down from 62 to 60.

To date, Orange County has had 298,739 cases, of which 285,566 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 5,447.

Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-day period – new cases have declined by 24 percent and deaths by 12 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times is calculating that new cases are down 28 percent and deaths by 20 percent.

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