New coronavirus cases in Orange County have dropped 44% in the past month, according to an analysis of OC Health Care Agency data.

There were 9,944 new cases reported in the month ending Sept. 10, which is down from the 17,877 cases reported in the month ending Aug 10.

Regional COVID-19 hotspots Anaheim and Santa Ana have represented 31% of new cases in the past month; the month prior, they generated about 36% of new cases.

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North County still represents the bulk of COVID-19 cases in the region, with other hotspots including Garden Grove; Fullerton; Huntington Beach; Orange; Costa Mesa; and Buena Park.

Together with Anaheim and Santa Ana, those eight cities represented nearly 60% of all new cases reported in the past month.

For more on Orange County’s coronavirus data, see next week’s Business Journal print edition.

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