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COVID-19 cases reported in Orange County pass 39,000 with 322 new cases, 16 deaths reported

Respiratory therapist Christina Rodriguez, speaks outside of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital's emergency room on Thursday.
Respiratory therapist Christina Rodriguez, who has worked at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital for 17 years and has asthma and diabetes, speaks during a news conference outside the hospital’s emergency room on Thursday.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

As healthcare workers protested this week for better protections and Orange County reached a single-day high of 32 deaths on Thursday, the county reported another 322 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 39,076.

Of the 39,076 cases to date, 1,798 are skilled nursing facility residents, 489 county jail inmates and 144 individuals experiencing homelessness. Sixteen new deaths were also reported, which includes one skilled nursing facility resident; one skilled nursing staff; three assisted living facility residents and 11 other residents.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the county is 720.

The county also reported 6,871 tests on Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 459,479, but county officials have noted that issues with the state’s current CalREDIE electronic system, which gathers state testing data from laboratories, may result “in a lower number of daily COVID positive cases received and tests reported.”

State officials said Friday that the state was in the process of developing a new coronavirus tracking system. State officials said a server outage for CalREDIE on July 25 led to a delay of records coming into the state’s lab reporting system and that the state would be working through the backlog of information.

Of the 491 currently hospitalized cases, 167 are currently in intensive care units, but the county reported Saturday that 32% of ICU beds are available and about 63% of ventilators remain available.

Approximately 29,568 cases have recovered.

Here are the latest cumulative coronavirus case counts and COVID-19 deaths for select cities:

  • Santa Ana: 7,496 cases; 192 deaths
  • Anaheim: 6,682 cases; 171 deaths
  • Huntington Beach: 1,753 cases; 51 deaths
  • Costa Mesa: 1,274 cases; 13 deaths
  • Irvine: 1,225 cases; 10 deaths
  • Newport Beach: 917 cases; 11 deaths
  • Fountain Valley: 376 cases; 10 deaths
  • Laguna Beach: 142 cases; less than five deaths.

And here are case counts followed by deaths, by age group:

  • 0 to 17: 2,378; zero
  • 18 to 24: 5,810; two
  • 25 to 34: 8,755; 10
  • 35 to 44: 6,373; 24
  • 45 to 54: 6,379; 67
  • 55 to 64: 4,687; 90
  • 65 to 74: 2,312; 141
  • 75 to 84: 1,315; 162
  • 85 and older: 1,034; 224

By race/ethnicity:

  • Latino: 9,360; 308
  • White: 5,692; 222
  • Asian: 1,684; 99
  • Black: 291; 10
  • Unknown: 17,601; 14
  • Other (includes Pacific Islander, American Indian and multiple races): 4,450; 67

Updated figures are posted daily at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc. For information on getting tested, visit occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.

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