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Orange County passes 3,000 total COVID-19 cases

Assistant Janet Muratalla administers a drive-up coronavirus swab test at the Caduceus Medical Group in Laguna Beach on April 14.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

There were 131 new cases and four new deaths due to the novel coronavirus in Orange County on Wednesday, according to updated numbers released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

There have been 3,004 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to date in the county. That figure includes 65 deaths. Of the deaths, 14 have been skilled nursing facility residents.

Nearly 1,000 new cases have been reported in the last 10 days, as the county passed 2,000 cumulative cases on April 26.

The 131 new cases reported Wednesday were the second-highest single-day total since the pandemic began. There were 162 new cases reported on Friday.

Of the 192 cases currently hospitalized, 73 of those are in the intensive care unit. Twenty-three of an eligible 25 hospitals reported for those latest figures.

The county reported 941 new tests for COVID-19, and there have been 40,707 total tests administered.

The age groups with the largest positive COVID-19 tests in the county are ages 25-34 and 45-54, which both make up 18% of the confirmed cases. People in the age group 55-64 account for 16% of the cases, and people ages 35-44 are 15% of the cases.

Males account for 54% of the cumulative cases in Orange County, and 58% of the deaths.

In terms of the deaths associated with the virus, 74% of the victims have been ages 55 and higher. A total of 29% of the people who have died were ages 75-84, and 25% were 85 or older.

Here are the latest case counts for select cities, with their numbers per 10,000 residents:

• Anaheim: 438 (12.2 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Santa Ana: 389 (11.5 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Huntington Beach: 238 (11.7 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Irvine: 138 (4.9 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Newport Beach: 103 (11.8 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Costa Mesa: 44 (3.8 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Laguna Beach: 37 (16.3 cases per 10,000 residents)
• Fountain Valley: 35 (6.5 cases per 10,000 residents)

Updated figures are posted daily at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc.

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