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Coronavirus: 990 new cases, 20 new deaths reported in Orange County on July 21

The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 990 new cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday, July 21.

The cumulative total number of positive cases for Orange County has reached 30,976 since local testing began in March. It is estimated that nearly half of the cases, 15,232 as of Tuesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

On Tuesday, Orange County surpassed Riverside County for having the second highest total number of cases in the state behind Los Angeles County. According to Riverside County’s coronavirus dashboard update on Tuesday, it has reached 30,890 cases, still slightly behind Orange County. Los Angeles County leads the state with 159,045 cases reported as of Monday.

There were 20 new death reported in Orange County on Tuesday, bringing the total number of residents who have died to 513.

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 513 deaths, 234 were skilled nursing facility residents, 17 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.

The state’s coronavirus dashboard reports there have been 127 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.

Countywide, 366,584 tests for the coronavirus have been reported since testing began, with data through July 19. There were 6,684 daily tests reported in the update on Tuesday.

The state gave an 10.6% test positivity rate for the county, with 95,517 tests given in the last two weeks.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been 10,170 new cases of COVID-19 in Orange County in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 773 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Tuesday. Up from 747 patients on Monday.

The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County has at least 39% of its ICU beds available on Friday.

The 30,976 cases amount to less than 1 percent of the estimated 3.22 million people in Orange County.

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

  • 85 and older: 31% (161)
  • 75-84: 25% (130)
  • 65-74: 18% (92)
  • 55-64: 12% (63)
  • 45-54: 9% (44)
  • 35-44: 3% (15)
  • 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 21:

Case demographics as of July 20:

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

Source: Orange County Register

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