New cases up, but deaths down

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

New cases of coronavirus in Orange County are up from the most previous report, but deaths are down sharply.

According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, there were 1,602 cases this week – Nov. 10 to 16 – compared to 1,293 cases the week of Nov. 3.

Deaths, however are down from 23 from 6 in the previous reporting period.

Hospitalizations are up to 143 from 113 and the use of intensive care units to treat COVID-19 patients rose from 16 to 22.

To date, Orange County has had 677,236 cases and 7,561 deaths.

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