The number of COVID-positive patients in Orange County hospitals dropped to 130, down from 133, according to the latest state data released Saturday.

Of those patients, 23 were being treated in intensive care units, down from 26 the previous day.

The Orange County Health Care Agency, which provides updated coronavirus data on Thursdays, logged another 1,824 cases this week, increasing the cumulative total to 666,185 since the pandemic began.

The death toll is at 7,432.

The test positivity rate decreased from 8.5% last week to 7.1%, with the statistic declining from 8.1% to 7.6% in the health equity quartile, which measures the communities hardest hit by the pandemic. The daily case rate per 100,000 dropped from 9.4 to 8.9 on seven-day average with seven-day lag, and from 10.2 to 8.3 in the adjusted daily case rate per 100,000 on a seven-day average with a seven-day lag.

The positivity rate for those fully vaccinated with a booster dropped from 18.4 on Aug. 21 to 15 on Aug. 28, according to the latest data available. For those vaccinated with no booster the rate dropped from 11.5 to 9.3. For those not vaccinated the rate decreased from 22 to 18.2

The number of residents fully vaccinated increased from 2,348,277 last week to 2,358,465 this week, according to the OCHCA. The number of residents who have received at least one dose was at 206,795. The number of booster shots administered rose from 1,377,809 to 1,378,761.

The number of children up to 4 years old, who have received at least one dose stands at 13,333 with 4,792 fully vaccinated, which represents just 7% of the county’s population in the age group.

For 5- to 11-year-old children, 96,370 are fully vaccinated, about 41% in that age group. In the 12-to-17 age group, 76% are fully vaccinated.

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