Is COVID-19 under control?

CORONAVIRUS numbers in Orange County in this week’s report showed new cases and deaths
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It appears as if the coronavirus isn’t going away, but t’s not making any kind of  resurgence either in Orange County.

According to the county health agency, the latest tally of confirmed new cases (for the period of April 20-26) is at 562. That’s down from the previous week’s total of 669, which was an increase from the earlier 573 for the period of April  6-12.

Deaths dipped to nine from 10, and last week’s total was a sharp decrease from the April 12 total of 26.

The sole category showing increases is in hospitalization, where numbers peaked at 86, compared to 79 the week before and 41 two weeks back.

Holding steady at 12 is the  number of persons being treated for COVID-19 in intensive care units. It was 13 for the April 12 period.

Deaths in Orange County to-date are at 8,109 and total cases are 718,380.

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