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Coronavirus: In five days, 5,796 new cases were reported in Orange County

The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 1,133 new cases of the coronavirus as of Friday, July 10, pushing Orange County’s total to 22,650 since local testing began in March.

In the last five days, 5,796 new cases were reported, and more than half the cases of the virus in the county have been reported in the last 30 days.

There were also 10 new deaths recorded Friday, bringing the total number of Orange County residents who have died to 412.

Of the 36 deaths in the last two days, 12 were skilled nursing facility residents. Of the 412 deaths, 206 were listed as people in skilled nursing facilities, 15 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.

According to the California Department of Health, there have been 96 COVID-19 deaths in Orange County and 10,658 new cases in the last 14 days.

The state agency also reports 800 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Friday.

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

The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus is 9,759. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

Countywide, 296,311 tests have been reported since testing began, with data through July 8. The state’s coronavirus dashboard gave a 12.1% test positivity rate for the county with 88,013 tests over the last 14 days.

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

  • 85 and older: 31% (129)
  • 75-84: 26% (109)
  • 65-74: 18% (73)
  • 55-64: 13% (52)
  • 45-54: 8% (33)
  • 35-44: 2% (10)
  • 25-34: 1% (5)
  • 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 (note map scale has changed since Monday).


Hospitalizations as of July 9:

Orange County total cases by ZIP code:

Case demographics:

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

Source: Orange County Register

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