All four major metrics tracking the course of the coronavirus epidemic in Orange County showed improvement in Tuesday’s report.
The county health care agency statistics have the number of confirmed new cases down to 169 from Monday’s three-day average of 302. Deaths also declined, from five to two.
Hospitalizations dipped from 199 to 197 and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units went from 53 to 47.
To date, Orange County has had 305,768 cases, of which 294,127 are considered recovered. Deaths now total 5,602.
Across the nation, The New York Times is reporting that new cases have declined 11 percent over a 14-day period, with deaths down 20 percent. However, in California there’s been a 59 percent increase in new cases – over a similar period – reports Los Angeles Times. Deaths fell by 4 percent.