New cases down, deaths up

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in Tuesday’s report showed decreases in new cases, but a rise in deaths (Shutterstock),

Confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Orange County are down in Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency. That result tracks with statewide and national counts.

The New York Times reports that – over a 14-day period – new cases have declined by 3 percent across the U.S., although deaths have risen by 17 percent. In California, new cases are down by 17 percent and deaths down 20 percent, reports Los Angeles Times.

According to the county health care agency, there were 3,587 new cases of COVID-19 in the four-day period covered by the report. That’s an average of 896.75 per day.

In the previous report, the daily average was 1,038 new cases. A week ago, the figure was 903.

Deaths rose from six to nine, but hospitalizations declined from 178 to 175.  The use of intensive care units to treat coronavirus patients stayed even at 23.

To date, Orange County has had 592,821 cases, of which 562,008 are considered recovered. The death total is at 7,091.

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