Three of four major metrics tracking the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed increases in Friday’s report from the county health care agency.
According to the OCHA, today’s tallies – reflecting the three days of May 3-5 – revealed a rise in confirmed new case to 1,381. That’s a daily average of 460.33 and compares to Tuesday’s total of 1,235, with an average of 308.75.
Deaths remained each at two, but hospitalizations increased from 74 to 97 and the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units from 13 to 17.
To date, Orange County has had 555,610 coronavirus cases, of which 541,283 are considered recovered. The total of deaths is 7,011.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting a 59 percent increase – over a 14-day period – in new cases, while deaths have risen 20 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times has calculated that new cases are up 50 percent and deaths by 23 percent.