Some good news, bad news

KEY CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County were mixed in Tuesday’s report (Shutterstock),

Two categories of statistics on the coronavirus in Orange County showed improvement in the latest report on Tuesday, and two showed the reverse.

According to the county health care agency, Tuesday’s report – which covered four days – had 1,067 new cases for a daily average of 266.75. That compares to Friday’s count of 655 (which covered three days) with an average of 218.33.

Deaths went from a total of 24 (average of eight) in the previous report to seven (average of 1.75).

Hospitalizations rose to 66 from 64, but the use of intensive care units for treatment of COVID-19 decline from 14 to 13.

To date, the OC has had 441,923 cases, of which 539,841 are considered recovered. The death total is at 6,997.

Nationally, new cases are up 53 percent and deaths down by 32 percent, according to The New York Times over a 14-day period. In California, Los Angeles Times reports that new cases are up 218 percent and deaths have risen 67 percent over a similar time period.

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