After Tuesday’s dip in three of four metrics tracking the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County, all four categories showed increases in Wednesday’s report.
According to the county health care agency, confirmed new cases went from 162 to 219. Deaths rose from three to seven and hospitalizations increased from 185 to 190.
The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units climbed from 32 to 41.
So far, Orange County has had 302,235 cases of coronavirus, of which 290,795 are considered recovered. The death toll is at 5,338.
At the national level, The New York Times reports that – over a 14-day period – new cases have declined 32 percent and cases by 14 percent. In California, new cases are down 24 percent but deaths are up 4 percent over a similar period.