All four major metrics used to track the status of the coronavirus in Orange County showed improvement in Tuesday’s report.
According to the county health care agency, cases dropped to 199 on Tuesday from Monday’s three-day average of 390. Deaths declined from nine to six and hospitalizations ticked down from 196 to 194.
The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units fell from 66 to 63.
So far, Orange County has had 317,752 cases, of which 304,949 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 5,829.
Nationally, new cases are up – over a 14-day period – by 49 percent, according to The New York Times, and deaths have risen 40 percent.
In California, cases are up 37 percent and deaths up 4 percent, Los Angeles Times reports over a 14-day stretch.