COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU patients in Orange County

COVID-19 hospitalizations, ICU patients in Orange County

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to decline since hitting a peak last month, with significantly fewer average daily patients in recent weeks.

There were 497 average daily hospitalizations in the two weeks ending Aug. 13, which is down 25% from the prior two-week period when there were 661 average daily hospitalizations; and down 26% from the two-week period ending July 16.

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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 436 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 38% to 152 ICU patients as of August 13.

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