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Orange County surpasses 6,000 total cases of COVID-19

James Coelho wears a mask while giving a haircut to Ramon Ramirez from San Pedro at Makin Waves Salon in Huntington Beach on Tuesday.
(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Cumulative cases of the novel coronavirus in Orange County have reached 6,100, according to the latest numbers released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Of the confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, there have been 665 skilled nursing facility residents and 377 county jail inmates infected.

The county reported one death and an additional 181 confirmed cases. There have now been 146 deaths countywide due to COVID-19, with 61 of the fatalities involving skilled nursing facility residents.

Within the last day, there were 1,927 more coronavirus tests performed, bringing the number of tests administered to 121,811.

There are 272 cases that currently require hospitalization, and 89 of the patients hospitalized are in an intensive care unit. The 272 hospitalizations are the second-highest total for a single day during the pandemic, trailing only the mark of 274 in Wednesday’s report. Twenty-four of 25 eligible hospitals reported for this period.

An estimated 2,447 people have recovered to date from COVID-19. The county healthcare agency is using the difference between the prior 28-day cumulative case count and the current day’s mortality to determine the approximate figure of those who have recovered on a specific day.

Broken down into age groups, those ages 25-34 and 45-54 have each accounted for 18% of the county’s total infections. The age brackets of 35-44 and 55-64 each come in at 15% of the cumulative cases. Ten percent have been 18-24, while 9% have been 65-74. Another 10% of the total cases have involved persons that are at least 75 years old.

By ethnicity, 37% of the county’s COVID-19 related deaths have been white, 32% Hispanic, 18% Asian and 2% African American. Looking at the death toll by gender, 58% of those to succumb to the disease have been male.

By age range, all patients who have died to date were:

  • 85 and up: 42
  • 75 to 84: 39
  • 65 to 74: 27
  • 55 to 64: 17
  • 45 to 54: 13
  • 35 to 44: 5
  • 34 and younger: 3

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

  • Santa Ana: 1,171 (34.7 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Anaheim: 1,039 (28.9 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Huntington Beach: 337 (16.5 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Irvine: 191 (6.8 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Newport Beach: 144 (16.5 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Costa Mesa: 113 (9.8 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Fountain Valley: 58 (10.2 cases per 10,000 residents)
  • Laguna Beach: 46 (19.7 cases per 10,000 residents)

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

For information on getting tested at one of the nearly two dozen public clinics around the county, visit occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing-and-screening.

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