New hospitalizations (blue line) and ICU patients (purple line) in past month

New hospitalizations (blue line) and ICU patients (purple line) in past month

After weeks of gains, average daily hospitalized COVID-19 patients have shown decreases in recent days.

As of Sunday, there was a 0.5% dip in three-day average hospitalized patients in Orange County.

There are currently 675 patients, including 233 ICU patients, hospitalized from coronavirus in Orange County.

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Cases have surged in Orange County in the past month, with 14,095 new cases reported in the four weeks ending July 12, nearly triple the 5,365 cases reported in the four weeks ending June 14.

The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests in Orange County jumped to 14.6% on Sunday, with an average of 14.5% of those tested in the past week testing positive, compared with 12.4% for the week prior.

Two new deaths were reported Sunday, bringing the county total to 423; more than half of those deaths have come from nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

There are 24,715 total COVID-19 cases in Orange County; about 5% of those cases are from nursing homes.

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