coronavirus

Deaths rise, but cases decline

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

The number of confirmed new cases of coronavirus in Orange County continues to fall, but this week’s summary showed a sharp rise in deaths.

According to the county health care agency, new cases – as tallied from March 23-29 – were 666, down from last week’s 808. But deaths rose to 49 from 21.

Hospitalizations declined to 110 from 177 and the number of people being treated in hospital intensive care units for COVID-19 dropped to 16 from 19.

To date, Orange County has had 715,925 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 8,058 deaths.

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