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.
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.