In step with trends across the state and nation, confirmed new cases of coronavirus continue to decline in Orange County.
Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency showed a decline to 1,229 from Monday’s three-day average of 3,122 and Friday’s peak of 4,751. Deaths dropped from Friday’s 29 and Monday’s three-day average of 11.33 cases to 10 on Tuesday.
Hospitalizations also showed reductions to 872 from 934 on Monday and 1,022 on Friday. The number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units fell to 164 today from 174 on Monday and 178 on Friday.
To date, Orange County has had 518,638 cases, of which 390,012 are considered recovered, and 6,110 deaths.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that – over a two-week period – new cases are down by 42 percent, while deaths are up by 30 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times is reporting that new cases have fallen by 46 percent and deaths risen 64 percent over the same time.