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Orange County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Cases Continue to Drop

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Orange County’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Cases Continue to Drop

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SANTA ANA—Orange County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases continued to decline Feb. 3, but 37 more deaths were logged as the death toll from the holiday season surge mounts. The county also reported 546 new cases of the coronavirus on Feb. 3, bringing its totals to 234,708 cases and 3,199 deaths. The number of coronavirus patients in Orange County hospitals continued its downward trend, declining from 1,330 on Feb. 2 to 1,298, with the number of patients in intensive care dropping from 370 to 363, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency. The county’s state-adjusted intensive care unit (ICU) bed availability remains at zero, and the unadjusted figure increased from 10 percent Feb. 2 to 12.2 percent. The state created the adjusted metric to reflect the difference in beds available for COVID-19 patients and non-coronavirus patients. The adjusted daily case rate per 100,000 people dropped from 46.6 last week to …

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