COVID numbers are up, down

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in this week’s report showed an increase in new cases but an decrease in hospitalizations (Shutterstock).

Statistics on the status of the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County continue to show modest changes from week to week.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, the latest report – covering Oct. 27 to Nov. 2 – counts new confirmed cases at 1,293. That’s up from 1,136 last week, but below the previous week’s count of 1,427.

Deaths are unchanged at 23. Hospitalizations dipped from 118 to 113, but the use of intensive care units to treat COVID-19 patients rose from 14 to 16.

To date, Orange County has had 674,462 confirmed cases and 7,541 deaths.

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