To our readers: The Orange County Health Care Agency has changed the frequency it reports coronavirus statistics. Generally, numbers from a certain day’s report will actually reflect the previous day’s count. For example, today’s (Wednesday) numbers are from stats compiled on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s report will reflect a count that includes the previous Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Monday’s count will be reported on Tuesday, with Tuesday’s numbers on Wednesday and Wednesday’s on Thursday. Thursday’s statistics will appear on Friday.
The latest counts of confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Orange County showed an increase from the previous tally.
According to the county health care agency, Wednesday’s report showed 129 new cases, compared to Tuesday’s report that showed a three-day average of 102.3.
Deaths were at five, up from the three-day average of 3.6.
The total number of hospitalizations is at 102, up from 95, but the number of patients declined from 20 to 17.
To date, Orange County has had 546,880 cases, of which 536,567 are considered recovered. The death toll is at 6,880.
Across the U.S., The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-day period – new cases declined by 9 percent and deaths by 42 percent. Los Angeles Times calculates that new cases in California have fallen by 30 percent and deaths by 51 percent.