Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have been decreasing steadily after hitting a peak in mid-July.

There were 537 average daily hospitalizations in the week ending August 6, down from 641 and 681 in the two weeks prior.

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It’s also down about 22% from the 692 average daily hospitalizations hit in the week ending July 16, the highest to date.

Daily COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a peak of 722 COVID-19 patients on July 14, likely prompted by the uptick in June cases caused by crowds and gatherings around Memorial Day weekend, as well as graduation parties, Father’s Day celebrations and other social activities throughout the month.

That figure dropped to 517 as of Thursday, according to the county’s 33 reporting hospitals.

ICU patients hit a high of 245 on July 15. That figure has decreased about 28% to 177 ICU patients as of August 6.

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