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Coronavirus: 405 new cases, more than 340,000 tests given in Orange County as of July 17

The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 405 new cases of the coronavirus as of Friday, July 16, less than half of the new cases in the previous day’s report.

The cumulative total for Orange County’s is 28,309 since local testing began in March.

There were three new deaths reported as of Friday, bringing the total number of Orange County residents who have died to 469. All three deaths were people living in skilled nursing facilities, officials said.

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.

Of the 469 deaths, 226 were skilled nursing facility residents, 16 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 112 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

Countywide, 341,097 confirmed tests for the coronavirus have been reported since testing began, with data through July 16. There were 7,086 daily tests reported in the update Friday.

The state gave an 11.7% test positivity rate for the county, with 98,056 tests given in the last two weeks.

The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus is 12,884. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been 11,469 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 801 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Thursday.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County has at least 38% of its ICU beds available on Friday.

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

  • 85 and older: 32% (149)
  • 75-84: 26% (121)
  • 65-74: 17% (81)
  • 55-64: 13% (59)
  • 45-54: 8% (38)
  • 35-44: 3% (13)
  • 25-34: 1% (7)
  • 18-24: <1% (1)
  • 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.

 

Hospitalizations and deaths:

Orange County total cases by ZIP code for July 17:

Case demographics as of June 10:

Click on the map below to see the county case counts by city:


Source: Orange County Register

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