Two of four tallies of key measurements of the coronavirus in Orange County showed modest increases on Wednesday and two declined.
According to the county health care agency, the number of confirmed new cases increased to 228 from 222 on Tuesday. Additionally, the use of intensive care units for the treatment of COVID-19 patients rose from 52 to 54.
However, deaths fell from 15 to 11 and the number of people hospitalized for coronavirus declined from 196 to 189.
So far, Orange County has had 313,073 cases, of which 301,553 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 5,736.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that new cases – over a 14-day period – are down 2 percent and deaths down by 16 percent. In California, new cases have declined 20 percent over a similar period and deaths by 16 percent, according to Los Angeles Times.