The number of daily new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orange County has declined from one week ago.
According to the county health care agency, the OC had 4,402 new cases in Tuesday’s report for an average of 1,105 per day over the four-day reporting period.
That compares to last Tuesday’s report, which showed 5,172, an average of 1,293.
From week to week, hospitalizations rose from 287 to 298, and deaths increased from 10 to 11. The use of intensive care units to treat COVID-19 patients has climbed from 30 to 45.
To date, Orange County has had 625,100 confirmed cases, of which 589,302 are considered recovered. Deaths are at 7,181.
Nationally, The New York Times is reporting that – over a 14-day period – new cases are up 20 percent, deaths are up 9 percent and hospitalizations up by 20 percent.
In California, Los Angeles Times is reporting that – over a similar period – new cases are down 1 percent and deaths down 15 percent.