COVID numbers: up, down

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in this week’s report showed increases in new cases and deaths, but decreases in ICU use and hospitalizations (Shutterstock).

Two of four categories of statistics on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County showed increases in Thursday’s report, compared to the Sept. 8 tally.

New confirmed cases increased from 1,422 to 1,824. Deaths rose from 24 to 27. However, hospitalizations fell from 202 to 124 and the use of intensive care units slipped from 26 to 21.

To date, Orange County has had 661,185 cases and 7,432 deaths.

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