Orange County cases are on the upswing, local reports show.
The New York Times reported on May 5 the county’s average case rate was 374 cases per 100,000 residents, a 65% increase from two weeks ago. A total of 595,487 cases have now been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
With 73 hospitalizations, the county saw a 12% decrease over the past 14 days.
As of Wednesday, 72% of all OC residents have been vaccinated with 40% boosted.
While OC’s Covid case rate appears to be on the rise, it remains in better shape than nearby counties who have seen higher levels of cases.
As of May 4, Los Angeles County reported an increase of 94% with an average daily case rate of 2,123 per 100,000 residents. San Diego County reported an average of 584 cases per day, up 99% from two weeks ago, according to the New York Times.