The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 886 new cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, Aug. 10, bringing the county’s cumulative total of positive tests to 40,527 cases.
The county has not had a daily report with more than 600 new cases in the last 10 days, but has noted that the state’s CalREDIE electronic laboratory reporting system has been experiencing issues with the application that receives test reports from laboratories. The California Department of Public Health is trying to resolve the issue, which has been resulting in a lower number of daily COVID-19 positive cases received and tests reported recently.
It is estimated that more than three quarters of the reported cases, or 30,657 as of Monday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.
There were no new deaths reported in Orange County on Monday. The county reported 724 people in all have died, which is a decrease from Sunday’s report of 726. If the deceased person’s last residence turns out to be outside of Orange County the case is removed from the county’s total.
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. 6.
Of the 724 deaths, 284 were skilled nursing facility residents, 38 were in assisted living facilities and one was listed as homeless.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been at least 4,892 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.
The county reports 484,803 tests for the virus have been given since local tracking began in March. There had been at least 10,659 tests given in the last day.
The state agency also reports 521 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Monday. This is a decrease of 26.3% since 14 days ago.
The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County had at least 33% of its ICU beds available on Monday.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 31% (225)
- 75-84: 23% (163)
- 65-74: 19% (142)
- 55-64: 13% (91)
- 45-54: 9% (67)
- 35-44: 3% (23)
- 25-34: 1.5% (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. 10:
Case demographics as of July 29:
Source: Orange County Register
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