Cases, deaths in modest rise


CORONAVIRUS cases are up in Orange County according to the county health agency (Shutterstock).

Confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Orange County rose in Wednesday’s report from the county health care agency.

According to the OCHCA, new cases hit 214, a rise from Tuesday’s 169, but still below Monday’s three-day average of 302.

Deaths rose from two to seven and hospitalizations ticked up from 197 to 198.

The number of patients being treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 dropped from 47 to 46.

So far, Orange County has had 305,982 cases, of which 294,416 are considered recovered. The total number of deaths is 5,609.

Across the nation, new cases are down 8 percent, according to The New York Times, based on a 14-day period. Deaths are down 18 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times is reporting that new cases have risen 4 percent (over a similar period) but deaths have declined 43 percent.



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