Three of four metrics tracking the status of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed declines in the latest report, including a finding of no new deaths.
According to the county health care agency, confirmed new cases in today’s report were at 2,077. Over the four-day reporting period, that averages to 519 a day, down from Friday’s report of an average of 578.
The death total is zero, compared to four on Friday and eight the week before.
Hospitalizations rose from 83 to 89, while the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units declined from 17 to 15.
To date, Orange County has had 561,148 cases of which 543,397 are considered recovered. The death total is 7,023.
Across the U.S., The New York Times is reporting a 57 percent increase in new cases – over a 14-day period – while deaths have declined by 9 percent. Hospitalizations have risen by 26 percent.
In California, new cases are up by 44 percent and deaths down 14 percent, reports Los Angeles Times.