The percentage of Orange County residents testing positive for coronavirus appears to be on the decline.

In the past week, about 8% of residents that tested for COVID-19 tested positive, according to tests and cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency in that time frame.

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That percentage is down from 11.7% the week prior, and from 11.5% in the week ending July 21.

There were 38,066 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Orange County as of Tuesday, with 439,682 tests, for a total positive testing rate of 8.7%.

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