The number of new coronavirus cases in Orange County declined compared to last week, as did deaths.
According to the county health agency, as of Thursday the weekly count of new cases was 1,598, down from 1,824 last week.
Deaths declined from 27 to 18, reported the OCHCA.
However, hospitalizations due to COVID-19 increased from 124 to 147 and the count of those being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care units ticked up from 21 to 22.
To date, Orange County has had 667,783 confirmed cases, and 7,450 deaths.