The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 245 new cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, Aug. 12, bringing the cumulative total of positive tests to 41,823 cases.
Officials said a reporting issue at the state level appears to have been resolved and the total number of cases reported for Orange County is now accurate.
The California Department of Public Health spent several days trying to resolve the issue with reporting into its databases, which had been resulting in a lower number of daily COVID-19 positive cases received and tests reported for more than a week.
There were 11 new deaths reported in Orange County on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 745 people.
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 Aug. 7.
Of the 745 deaths, 290 were skilled nursing facility residents, 42 were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been at least 6,373 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.
It is estimated that more than three quarters of the cumulative reported cases, or 32,218 as of Wednesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.
The county reports a total of 504,559 tests as of Wednesday and at least 5,917 tests were reported in the last 24 hours.
The state agency also reports 506 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Wednesday. This is a decrease of 28.4% since 14 days ago. The hospitalizations in the county are about what they were in late June.
The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County had at least 32% of its ICU beds available on Wednesday.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 31% (233)
- 75-84: 22% (165)
- 65-74: 20% (148)
- 55-64: 13% (96)
- 45-54: 9% (67)
- 35-44: 3% (23)
- 25-34: 1.3% (10)
- 18-24: <1% (3)
- 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 Aug. 12:
Case demographics as of July 29:
Source: Orange County Register