As new COVID-19 cases continue to decline in recent weeks, deaths caused by the virus have risen slightly over the same time period.

There were 589 average daily cases in Orange County in the two weeks ending Wednesday, which marks a 35% drop from the two weeks prior when there were 901 cases reported each day on average.

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Meanwhile, there were nine deaths reported each day on average in the past two weeks, which is up slightly from eight reported in the two weeks prior and seven reported in the two weeks ending June 17.

There have been 587 deaths to date; nearly half of those have occurred in the past six weeks. Almost half of all deaths have been attributed to assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

There are 35,272 cumulative coronavirus cases in Orange County; 74% of all cases have occurred in the past six weeks.

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