The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Orange County has risen for the second consecutive week.
According to the county health care agency, the latest count of new cases – posted on Thursday – is 523, up from 487 last week and 387 the week before.
Deaths, however, fell to eight from 13 and is the lowest number in a month. Hospitalizations connected to the coronavirus declined this week to 58 from 102 last week.
The current number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units is four.