Case count makes a U-turn

THE COUNT of confirmed new coronavirus counts in Orange County increased on Friday, reversing several days of decline (Shutterstock).

Reversing several days of declines, the count of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Orange County rose in Friday’s count.

According to the county health care agency, the latest total is 4,751 cases, up from 1,782 on Thursday and 2,592 on Wednesday. The other three major metrics showed downturns, however.

Deaths declined from 31 to 29 and hospitalizations went from 1,067 to 1,022. The number of patients treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units slipped from 184 to 178.

To date, Orange County has had 503,043 cases, of which 362,201 are considered recovered. The death total is 6,066.

As of the most recent update on Thursday, the number of fully vaccinated persons in Orange County is 2,385,501. Those with “booster” shots total 1,095,438. The county has about 3.1 million people.

Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-day period – new cases are down 27 percent, while deaths have risen by 34 percent. In California, cases are down 30 percent and deaths up by 84 percent, according to Los Angeles Times.



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  1. Hey, why did the daily deaths number jump suddenly, beginning Wednesday(?), from the low single digits (e.g. 2,3,5) to about 30?
    Story should be that deaths from Covid are right now higher than they’ve ever been – or else the data are being manipulated somehow. But see nothing about it, e.g. in Register

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