The COVID-19 numbers released Tuesday by the Imperial County Public Health Department show some good signs but also very real negatives.

The number of virus related deaths jumped from 15 to 18. On a positive note the number of individuals testing positive increased only by 26. That is based on the results of 611 reported tests. The number of active cases decreased by 39 going from 529 on Mondays report to 490 on Tuesday. The number of recovered patients also jumped by 62 , from 332 to 394.