New OC COVID cases spike

CORONAVIRUS statistics in Orange County for Wednesday showed confirmed new cases in a sharp increase (Shutterstock)

New confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orange County spiked in Wednesday’s report from the county health agency.

According to the OCHCA, the new tally showed 355 cases, up from 129 on Tuesday. However, the other three major metrics were declines.

Deaths dropped from six to four and hospitalizations declined from 213 to 200.

The use of intensive care units for COVID-19 patients went from 52 to 49.

So far, Orange County has had 304,054 cases of coronavirus, of which 292,640 are considered recovered. Total deaths are at 5,588.

At the national level, The New York Times reports that – over a 14-day period – new cases fell by 23 percent and deaths by 17 percent. In California, news cases dropped by 5 percent, but deaths increased by 2 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times.


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