Good news in “bad” numbers

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in Friday’s report showed mixed but overall good results (Shutterstock),

Three of four major metrics tracking the state of the coronavirus in Orange County showed reverses in the latest summary. but the numbers remained relatively low by historic standards.

In Friday’s report from the county health care agency, the three-day total of confirmed new cases (covering Aug. 30 to Sept. 1) was 1,327, which averages out to 442.33 daily. That’s up a bit from Tuesday’s report which shows a daily average of 416.

However, one month ago the average was 955 new cases per day.

In Friday’s report, deaths rose from six to seven and the use of intensive care units to treat COVID-19 patients in increased from 25 to 28. However, hospitalizations fell from 220 to 206.

The to-date total of Orange County deaths from coronavirus is 7,357.

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