After three days of decline, Friday’s report on the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed increases.
According to the county health care agency, Friday’s tally – which covered a two-day period because no report was made on Thursday, Veteran’s Day – was 552. The averages to 276 cases per day, up from Wednesday’s total of 218.
Deaths decreased from 11 to nine and hospitalizations ticked up from 218 to 219. The number of people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units rose from 50 to 57.
To date, Orange County has had 308,540 cases, of which 296,484 have been declared recovered. The death total is 5,643.
Across the U.S., new cases are up 2 percent and deaths down 16 percent, according to The New York Times over a 14-day period. In California, new cases are down 6 percent and deaths by 21 percent, reports Los Angeles Times.