While average daily coronavirus cases on a weekly basis surpassed 100 once again, cases for the preceding seven days declined Friday for the second day in a row, with 103 cases reported each day for the week ending May 8.
The figure is up slightly from 98 for the week ending May 1, and 50 for the week ending April 24.
Hospitalizations are also on the rise, with 189 average daily hospitalizations for the week ending May 7, up from 170 for the week ending April 30. There has been a decrease in ICU patients in the past two weeks, from 65 to 64 for the week ending May 7. The county tracks data from 25 hospitals totaling 5,903 beds, including 1,024 recently added to account for COVID-19.
There were 153 new cases reported Friday and 5 new deaths, bringing the total to 71, including 16 senior housing residents.
There are 3,240 total cases in OC including 251 inmates at jails in Santa Ana and Orange, and 316 from senior housing facilities.
North of 46,400 people have been tested to date.
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For more on which cities are seeing the largest increases in new cases, see Monday’s print edition of the Business Journal.