Good news on COVID stats

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

The arc of statistics on the coronavirus in Orange County is back on its downward path.

Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency showed declines in all four major categories, continuing a direction that was briefly interrupted.

According to the OCHCA, confirmed new cases fell to 257, compared to Monday’s three-day average of 330.3 and Friday’s 405. Deaths were at eight, compared to Monday’s three-day average of 13.

Hospitalizations were at 223 (down from 230 and 295) and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 is at 35, down from 41 and 56.

To date, Orange County has had 538,851 cases, of which 519,404 are considered recovered. The death toll is 6,617.

According to The New York Times, new cases – over a 14-day period – are down 59 percent and deaths down by 23 percent.  In California, new cases are down 68 percent and deaths down 21 percent, according to Los Angeles Times.

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