Three of four major metrics tracking the effects of the coronavirus in Orange County showed increases in Friday’s report.
According to the county health care agency, new cases over the three-day reporting period totaled 3,527, which averages out to 1,175.67 per day. That’s an increase from Tuesday’s average of 1,105.
Hospitalizations increased from 298 to 315 and the number of people being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units rose from 45 to 50.
Deaths declined from 11 to eight.
To date, Orange County has had 628,627 cases, of which 592,650 are considered recovered. The death total is at 7,189.
Across the nation, The New York Times is reporting that confirmed new cases are up 19 percent over a 14-day period. Hospitalizations have risen by 18 percent and deaths by 34 percent.
In California, new cases are up by 3 percent and deaths by 24 period over a similar period, according to Los Angeles Times.