COVID-19 cases in Orange County (orange line) and four other California counties, according to new UCI database

COVID-19 cases in Orange County (orange line) and four other California counties, according to new UCI database

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations appear to continue to be on the downswing in Orange County about a month after hitting its peak, according to University of California-Irvine research.

As shown in the map above, new COVID-19 cases have been declining after hitting a high in July, when Orange County and Los Angeles were hit harder than other California counties.

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Now, the county appears to be among the lowest again in terms of cases, as it also sees continuing declines in hospitalizations.

The UCI database, released this week, shows comparisons between five California counties: Orange, Los Angeles, Alameda, San Diego and Santa Clara.

Orange County is just behind Los Angeles when it comes to new daily deaths, and ICU patients.

There were 6,551 new COVID-19 cases reported to the Orange County Health Care Agency in the past two weeks, which is down 21% from 8,241 cases in the two weeks prior, and down 48% from the two weeks ending July 15, when there were 12,618 new cases reported.

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