Tracking coronavirus in Orange County

Tracking coronavirus in Orange County

confirmed cases

What we know

The latest trends

The Orange County Health Care Agency announces new cases and deaths each day, though bottlenecks in testing and reporting lags can introduce delays.

Experts say the true number of people infected is unknown and likely much higher than official tallies.

Cumulative cases by day

Over the past week, the county has averaged 129 new cases and 4.3 new deaths per day. The number of confirmed infections is currently doubling every 28.7 days.

New cases by day
Deaths by day

State and local officials are closely watching the latest figures as they weigh when and how to reopen. One metric is whether counties have kept the number of new cases reported over the last 14 days to less than 25 per 100,000 residents.

Orange County currently fails that test. Over the last two weeks, officials have confirmed 1,897 new cases, which amounts to 60 per 100,000.

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Cases by city

Cases have been reported in 40 of Orange County's cities and communities.

Hospitals and patients

One goal of the state's stay-at-home mandate is to slow the virus in hope of preventing hospitals from being overrun.

There are currently patients admitted to Orange County hospitals who have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, according to the latest government figures. Of those, are in an intensive-care unit.

Intensive care and other hospitalized patients
California Department of Public Health

In order to reopen, counties must show that hospitalizations have stabilized, meaning that daily increases have averaged less 5% over a seven-day period, or that a county can’t have more than 20 hospitalizations on any single day over a 14-day period.

Currently, 58 of the state's 58 counties pass this test, which is one of several that can be applied. Orange County currently meets the standard.

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have become a tragic focal point of the coronavirus outbreak. California's Department of Public Health has listed 17 skilled nursing and assisted-living facilities in Orange County that currently have COVID-19 cases.

The state last updated the list on May 23. Officials withhold the precise number where there are 10 or fewer cases. The numbers reflect "point in time" counts limited to the current number of staff and patients infected, which can result in the numbers declining over time.

Reopenings and restrictions

County order: Following state order

Face coverings: Residents ordered to wear face coverings in public

Essential retail: Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and post offices, etc. are open

Retail: Retailers and shopping malls reopened

Restaurants and bars: Dine-in restaurants reopened, but only household members per table.

Recreation: Gyms, movie theaters, etc., closed, but golf courses reopened. Car washes, pet grooming, tanning facilities, barbershops, hair salons and landscape gardening are open.

Parks: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Beaches: Most county parks reopened. State park campgrounds, parking lots and indoor facilities closed

Schools: Most K-12 schools are distance learning. Colleges online only

Government: Open only for essential functions

Gatherings: All nonessential public gatherings are prohibited

What's open in every county

We're tracking what's open, closed and restricted throughout the state in ten different categories, including parks, retail, restaurants and more. Find out what's open where you live.