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Coronavirus: 11 new deaths and an estimated 12,264 recoveries in Orange County as of July 16

The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 873 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, July 16. The cumulative total for Orange County’s is 27,904 since local testing began in March.

There were 11 new deaths reported Thursday, bringing the total number of Orange County residents who have died to 466.

The data on deaths in the county is compiled from death certificates or gathered through the course of case investigation and can take weeks to process, officials say.

Of the 466 deaths, 222 were skilled nursing facility residents, 16 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 110 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

Countywide, 334,011 confirmed tests for the coronavirus have been reported since testing began, with data through July 15. There were 5,010 daily tests reported in the update.

The state gave a 10.9% test positivity rate for the county, with 98,373 tests given in the last two weeks.

The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus is 12,264. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been 10,683 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 813 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Thursday.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County has at least 36% of its ICU beds available, down from 39% Wednesday.

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

  • 85 and older: 32% (148)
  • 75-84: 26% (119)
  • 65-74: 17% (81)
  • 55-64: 13% (59)
  • 45-54: 8% (38)
  • 35-44: 3% (13)
  • 25-34: 1% (7)
  • 18-24: <1% (1)
  • 17 and younger: 0%

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


Hospitalizations and deaths:

Orange County total cases by ZIP code for July 16:

Case demographics as of June 10:

Click on the map below to see the county case counts by city:

Source: Orange County Register

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