Major metrics are improving

CORONAVIRUS stats in Orange County showed improvement in four major categories (Shutterstock).

All four major metrics tracking the status of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed improvement in Wednesday’s report from the county health care agency.

According to the OCHCA, confirmed new cases of COVID-19 fell to 215 from Tuesday’s average of 234 for the previous four days. Deaths declined from 29 (also a four-day figure) to four.

Hospitalizations went from 211 to 205 and the number of cases being treated for the virus in intensive care units slid from 45 to 40.

To date, there have been 300,746 cases in Orange County, of which 288,642 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 5,508.

At the national level, The New York Times is reporting that new cases are down 21 percent and deaths down by 4 percent over a period of 14 days. In California, Los Angeles Times reports that – over a similar period – new cases are down by 27 percent and deaths by 4 percent.

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