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Coronavirus: 382 new cases, 9 additional deaths and bump in testing reported in Orange County on Nov. 19

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 582 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, Nov. 19, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 67,167 cases since tracking began.

An estimated 5,746 cases have been recorded in the last 14 days.

Nine new deaths were reported by the county on Thursday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 1,537.

Of the cumulative 1,537 deaths reported from the virus, 587 were skilled nursing facility residents, 122 were in assisted living facilities and five were listed as homeless.

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

85 and older: 32% (502,  up 4)75-84: 22% (334, +3)65-74: 20% (303, +1)55-64: 14% (212)45-54: 8% (119)35-44: 3% (41, +1)25-34: 1.3% (21)18-24: <.3% (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. The most recent deaths were on Nov. 14.

It is estimated about 88% of the cumulative reported cases, or 57,326 people as of Thursday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county update reported 1,300,097 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 21,263 tests reported in the last 24 hours. County officials could not be immediately reached about the significant one-day increase in tests reported. On Wednesday, 8,753 tests were reported.

The county also reported 304 patients in hospitals with the coronavirus on Thursday – 13 more patients than in Wednesday’s report. The largest number of hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 on July 14. There were 83 patients listed in ICUs on Thursday.

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.

Source: Orange County Register

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