COVID cases, deaths decline

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in this week’s report showed new cases and deaths down (Shutterstock).

Confirmed new cases and deaths of coronavirus declined in this week’s report from the Orange County Health Care Agency.

According to the OCHCA statistics for this week, the number of new cases declined slightly to 1,426 from 1,443 last week. The total of deaths fell to 15 from 45.

Hospitalizations rose to 170 from 164, and the number of new patients being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units increased to 26 from 19.

To date, total Orange County confirmed cases are at 709,877 and deaths total 7,908.

Nationally, The New York Times reports that new cases have declined by 9 percent over the last 14 days, and deaths by 14 percent. In California, Los Angeles Times reports that new cases are down by 6 percent and deaths by 2 percent over the same period.

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