You’re seen this headline before: confirmed new coronavirus cases in Orange County are up and down.
According to Tuesday’s report from the county health care agency, the latest report covering July 8-11 showed 5,172 new cases, an average of 1,293 per day.
Deaths declined from 19 on Friday to 10 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations increased from 277 on Friday to 287 on Tuesday. Use of intensive care units for COVID-19 patients declined from 34 to 30.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-week period – new cases are up 8 percent. Hospitalizations are up 17 percent and deaths are up 2 percent.
Los Angeles Times reports that – in California – new cases are down 5 percent and deaths up 29 percent.