The Orange County Health Care Agency reported Wednesday 149 daily cases, the lowest single-day tally seen since last July.
In the past week, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID declined about 27%.
“We are seeing cases and hospitalizations decrease, which is a positive sign that our most recent surge is slowing down,” OCHCA Director and County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a statement, adding that “consistent masking efforts by our residents” has contributed to the decline.
To protect high-risk individuals who are “immunocompromised or are prone to getting sick,” Orange County residents are recommended to continue masking in public indoor settings and wearing a well-fitting mask, Chau added.
In addition, visitors are advised to be up-to-date on vaccinations and booster doses when eligible.
Approximately 71% of OC’s total population has been fully vaccinated, while about 37% have received a booster dose to-date.