COVID stats show improvement

ORANGE COUNTY Health Care Agency stats on coronavirus show improvements (Shutterstock).

All four major measurements of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed improvement, according to Thursday’s report from the county health care agency.

The OCHCA’s tally of confirmed new cases was 1,242, down from Wednesday’s 1,414. Deaths declined from 60 to 43 and hospitalizations dropped from 617 to 581.

Patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units went from 124 on Wednesday to 118 on Thursday.

To date, Orange County has had 530,036 cases of coronavirus, of which 461,222 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is at 6,308.

Nationally, The New York Times is reporting a 63 percent decrease in new cases – over a 14-day period – while deaths have risen by 4 percent. In California, new cases (over a similar time frame) are down 68 percent and deaths are up 33 percent, reports Los Angeles Times.

To our readers: The OCHCA will not be reporting coronavirus statistics on Friday, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday. The next report will be on Feb. 14, which will include numbers for a total of four days.






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