Update: The county has explained why the testing totals on its new dashboard were lower on Friday than in Thursdays report. The new dashboard is only reporting the total number of diagnostic tests that have been conducted to date. Prior to Friday, cumulative tests also included serology (antibody) tests performed. To be in alignment with how the state reports the cumulative number of tests, the county agency is now only reporting the diagnostic tests.
A serology (antibody) test does not tell a person if they are infected currently. It only tells a person if they had a previous novel coronavirus infection.
The Orange County Health Care Agency reported four new deaths as of Monday, June 29, increasing the total number of people who have died from the coronavirus to 330 in the county. Of the 330 deaths, 171 were listed as people in skilled nursing facilities and three were listed as homeless.
There were 456 new cases of the virus confirmed on Monday. The cumulative case total is now 13,064 since testing began in March. The seven-day average for daily cases reported was 341, dating back to June 22.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been 105 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.
The state agency reports 595 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Saturday. The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard also shows Orange County has at least 41% of its ICU beds still available.
The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus was 7,193 as Monday. The recoveries are based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.
The state’s dashboard also showed there have been 69,529 tests reported in the last 14 days with a 6.4% test positive rate.
The cumulative countywide testing total reported Monday was 223,623, with data through June 27.
The county data shows 17% of the total cases are those 65 and older, the same age group represents 75% of the deaths.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 31% (103)
- 75-84: 27% (88)
- 65-74: 17% (58)
- 55-64: 12% (41)
- 45-54: 9% (29)
- 35-44: 2% (8)
- 25-34: 1% (3)
- 24 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.
Total cases by city:
Cases by ZIP code as of Friday, June 29:
Hospitalizations as of June 28:
Click on the map below to see the county case counts by city:
Source: Orange County Register