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Coronavirus: 14 new deaths, 418 new cases reported in Orange County on July 31

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 418 new cases of the coronavirus as of Friday, July 31.

The cumulative total number of positive cases for Orange County is at least 36,196 since local testing began in March. County officials recently clarified that they may have tested an individual multiple times, but if positive, they are reported as only one case, even if they have duplicate positive test results.

It is estimated that more than half of the cases, or 23,499 as of Friday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

There were 14 new deaths reported in Orange County on Friday, bringing the total number of residents who have died to 618.

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. The most recent death was on July 29.

Of the 618 deaths, 263 were skilled nursing facility residents, 26 were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 138 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been at least 7,580 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 655 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Friday. This is a decrease of 18.2% since 14 days ago.

The county’s hospitalizations were listed as 593 on Friday, with 191 people in ICUs.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County had at least 34% of its ICU beds available on Friday.

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

  • 85 and older: 32% (194)
  • 75-84: 23% (144)
  • 65-74: 18% (114)
  • 55-64: 13% (81)
  • 45-54: 9% (55)
  • 35-44: 3% (18)
  • 25-34: 1.5% (9)
  • 18-24: <1% (2)
  • 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.

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


Hospitalizations and deaths:


Orange County total cases by ZIP code for July 30:


Case demographics as of July 29:

Source: Orange County Register

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