After several days of mounting numbers, Monday’s report on new coronavirus cases in Orange County may indicate some improvement.
According to the county health agency, new cases peaked on Friday at 383, but today’s count – reflecting three days of statistics – was 874, which works out to a per-day average of 291.
Deaths stayed even at three, but hospitalizations rose from 212 to 231 and the number of people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units increased from 54 to 56.
So far, Orange County has had 307,531 cases, of which 295,526 are considered recovered. The total number of deaths is at 5,618.
Nationally, The New York Times reports that the number of new cases is “flat” and deaths are down by 19 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times is reporting that new cases are up 9 percent and deaths have declined by 55 percent.