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Coronavirus: 10 new deaths, 151 new cases reported in Orange County on Oct. 16

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 151 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, Oct. 16, increasing the cumulative total to 56,587 cases.

The county has had an estimated 5,328 cases in the last 30 days.

There were 10 new deaths from the coronavirus reported on Friday, with a total of 60 deaths between the last three updates, but county health officials noted that doesn’t mean those deaths all occurred in the past few days.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigations and can take weeks to process, officials say. The most recent deaths were on Oct. 11, but some reported date as far back as June, County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a news conference.

The county has had 1,401 deaths related to the virus reported to date.

Of the deaths in Orange County, 520 were skilled nursing facility residents, 110 were in assisted living facilities and four was listed as homeless.

The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:

  • 85 and older: 32% (448)
  • 75-84: 22% (305)
  • 65-74: 20% (275)
  • 55-64: 14% (199)
  • 45-54: 8% (111)
  • 35-44: 3% (38)
  • 25-34: 1.3% (20)
  • 18-24: <1% (4)
  • 17 and younger: <1% (1)

It is estimated about 90% of the cumulative reported cases, or 50,632 people as of Friday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county also reported 170 patients in hospitals with the coronavirus on Friday. The peak for hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 patients on July 14. There were 66 patients listed in ICUs in Friday’s report.

The county update also reported 975,548 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, and at least 5,336 tests were reported in the last 24 hours.

Data posted each day is preliminary and subject to change, officials emphasize. More information may become available as individual case investigations are completed.

You can find the Orange County Health Care Agency dashboard here.

Hospitalizations and deaths:

This map shows the county’s breakdown of the deaths by ZIP code as of Oct. 5.

Orange County total cases by ZIP code for Oct. 16:

Case demographics as of Oct. 7:


Source: Orange County Register

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