The Orange County Health Care Agency Wednesday revealed 1,701 recently affirmed Covid cases and 31 additional deaths, carrying countywide sums to 216,509 cases and 2,508 deaths.
There were 1,975 COVID-19 patients hospitalized, 527 of whom were being treated in concentrated consideration units — a lessening in generally speaking hospitalizations from the 2,007 revealed Tuesday, yet a slight uptick in ICU confirmations.
“Hospital numbers are down, so that is acceptable,” Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine professor of population health and disease prevention, said. “ICU numbers are down from the pinnacle, so that is acceptable, as well.”
Also, authorities said they were seeing other positive signs too, with the district’s changed every day case rate per 100,000 inhabitants has diminished to 67.1 from 78.8 a week ago and the seven-day positivity rate has dropped from 19.5% to 16.7%.
“In the course of the last five or six days we’ve seen a decrease in positivity,” O.C. Chief Frank Kim said Tuesday. “So I consider that to be a positive pattern.”
Be that as it may, the area’s vaccination endeavors have confronted difficulties, with the Disneyland Resort super site compelled to close Tuesday and Wednesday because of high winds. The site is required to return when climate permits.
As of Jan. 17, 88,539 people have gotten the primary portion of the COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County and 20,272 have gotten the subsequent portion.