Hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to decline since hitting a peak in July, with average daily patients down 17% in the past two weeks.

There were 156 average daily hospitalizations in the two weeks ending Oct. 7, which is down from 188 in the two weeks prior.

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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 172 as of Wednesday, according to the county’s 33 reporting hospitals.

ICU patients hit a high of 245 on July 15. That figure has dropped to 62 ICU patients as of Oct. 7, among the lowest level since late April.

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