New deaths, cases declining

FOR TWO days in a row, new cases and deaths from coronavirus in Orange County declined (Shutterstock).

After two days of rising confirmed new cases and deaths, the statistical picture of Orange County’s struggle with the coronavirus now shows two consecutive days of improvement.

According to the county health care agency, Tuesday’s tallies show new cases down to 155 from Friday’s peak of 521 and deaths are down from 19 to three.

Hospitalizations stayed nearly even at 140 (up from 139 on Monday) and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units remained at 31.

Overall, Orange County has had 548,587 cases, of which 531,057 are considered recovered. The total of death is 6,783.

Nationally, The New York Times reports that – over a 14-day period – new cases are down by 47 percent and deaths by 32 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times reports new cases to be down by 70 percent and deaths by 48 percent.

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