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Coronavirus: 2,025 new cases, 15 new deaths reported in Orange County on Dec. 6

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 2,025 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, Dec. 6., increasing the cumulative total in the county to 86,878 cases.

An estimated 16,129 cases have been recorded in the last 14 days.

The county update reported 1,556,554 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 18,060 tests reported in the last 24 hours.

Fifteen new deaths were reported by the county on Sunday, bringing the total number of reported deaths to 1,633. The most recent death recorded was on Dec. 1.

Of the cumulative 1,618 deaths reported from the virus, 602 were skilled nursing facility residents, 136 were in assisted living facilities and four were listed as homeless.

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

  • 85 and older: 32.95% (534, up 6)
  • 75-84: 21.47% (356, up 5)
  • 65-74: 19.65% (321 up 2)
  • 55-64: 13.88% (229, up 2)
  • 45-54: 7.6% (124)
  • 35-44: 2.53% (41)
  • 25-34: 1.33% (23)
  • 18-24: <.25% (4)
  • 17 and younger: 0% (1)

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.

It is estimated about 73% of the cumulative reported cases, or 61,886 people as of Sunday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county also reported 848 patients in local hospitals with the coronavirus on Sunday – up 6 from Saturday. That surpasses the height of hospitalizations during the first surge of the virus in July when there were 722 people in Orange County hospitals on July 14.

There were 209 patients listed in ICUs on Sunday.

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.

Orange County hospitalizations and ICU patients

California regions and ICU capacity for Dec. 6

Source: Orange County Register

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