Case spike declined Monday

THE CASE count for COVID-19 in Orange County declined in Monday’s report (Shutterstock).

Friday’s big spike in new coronavirus cases in Orange County peaked over the weekend and has declined, based on Monday’s report from the county health care agency.

According to the OCHA – which does not report statistics over the weekend – today’s total is 9,336. That breaks down to an average of 3,122 cases per day, a drop from Friday’s 4,751.

Deaths – also a three-day number – went to 34 from 29 for a per-day average of 11.33.

Hospitalizations fell from 1,022 to 934 and the count of patients being treated for COVID-19 declined from 178 to 174.

Overall, Orange County has had 517,409 cases, of which 362,201 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 6,100.

Across the United States, new cases – over a 14-day period – declined by 35 percent, while deaths rose by 28 percent, according to The New York Times. In California, new cases fell by 46 percent over a similar period, and deaths rose by 64 percent, Los Angeles Times is reporting.

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