Cases, hospitalizations fall

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

As the month of March approaches its conclusion, two of the four major metrics on the coronavirus pandemic in Orange County show improvement, while two others are static.

According to the county health care agency, the latest report on March 23 shows 808 confirmed new cases. That compares to 1,314 reported on March 2.

Hospitalizations dropped from 177 to 121.

However, deaths were unchanged at 21 and the number of persons being treated for coronavirus in intensive care units stayed the same at 19.

To date, Orange County has had 715, 259 confirmed cases of coronavirus, and 8,009 deaths.

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