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Coronavirus: 78 new deaths, 2,752 new cases in Orange County on Jan. 23

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 2,752 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, Jan. 23, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 221,493 cases since tracking began.

There were 78 new deaths reported by the county on Saturday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 2,625.

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. The most recent death recorded was on Jan. 13.

The county also reported 1,818 patients in local hospitals with 482 patients listed in intensive care units on Saturday.

An estimated 32,891 cases of the virus have been recorded in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The county update said 2,544,782 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 25,262 new tests since the previous report.

Of the cumulative 2,625 deaths reported from the virus, 785 were skilled nursing facility residents, 284 were in assisted living facilities, one was an O.C. jail inmate and four were listed as homeless.

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

  • 85 and older: 34.4% (903, up 27)
  • 75-84: 22.74% (597, up 21)
  • 65-74: 19.2% (504, up 16)
  • 55-64: 13.22% (347, up 7)
  • 45-54: 6.9% (181, up 4)
  • 35-44: 2.13% (56, up 2)
  • 25-34: 1.18% (31, up 1)
  • 18-24: 0.19% (5)
  • 17 and younger: 0.04% (1)

It is estimated about 152,368 people have recovered from the virus as of Saturday. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

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 Jan. 19

As ICU capacity dwindles in Southern California the percentages in this graphic have been adjusted by state public health officials to represent the high levels of COVID-19 patients among all ICU patients. More actual beds may be available.

Vaccines administered as of Jan. 17

The California Department of Public Health site shows a total of 3,226,775 vaccine doses, which includes the first and second dose, have been shipped to local health departments and health care systems as of Jan. 17.

The totals of vaccines administered across six different regions are in the maps below. As of Jan. 17, a total of 1,393,224 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.That’s up 609,748 from the Jan. 11 report. The state cautions that the numbers do not represent true day-to-day change as reporting may be delayed.

Source: Orange County Register

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