SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County’s COVID-19 case and positivity charges continued a downward development Monday as hospitalizations appeared to stabilize.
The county reported a further 169 COVID circumstances Monday and 21 extra deaths.
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The numbers introduced the county’s caseload to 248,881 and the dying toll to 4,486 for the reason that pandemic started.
The variety of folks hospitalized with coronavirus additionally decreased from 241 on Sunday to 233 on Monday, whereas the variety of sufferers in intensive care dipped from 76 to 72.
Orange County CEO Frank Kim mentioned the county’s weekly statistics are wanting “fairly good” however he’d wish to see hospitalization numbers enhance extra.
“We’ve type of stabilized,” Kim mentioned of hospitalizations. “I’d wish to see that quantity come down.”
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As of Monday, the case fee per 100,000 was 4 with a positivity fee of two.2% and a positivity fee of three.5% for the underprivileged communities hardest hit by the pandemic, Kim mentioned.
The up to date metrics put the county’s case fee simply one-tenth of a degree away from the crimson tier to the much less restrictive orange tier.
As of Sunday, the county was within the crimson tier for case fee and within the orange tier for positivity percentages, Kim mentioned.
“There’s nothing shocking within the information,” Kim mentioned. “That is pretty constant (in Southern California). Persons are beginning to plateau in that red-orange space.”
On Sunday, Orange County moved to the crimson tier, permitting for extra prospects at retail shops and the reopening of museums, film theaters and indoor eating at eating places at restricted capability.
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