The Orange County Health Care Agency reported another 1,333 new cases of the coronavirus as of Wednesday, July 8, pushing Orange County’s total to more than 20,000 since testing began in March.
In the last three days, 3,371 new cases were reported, and more than half the cases of the virus in the county have been in the last 30 days.
There were also seven new deaths recorded Wednesday, bringing the total number of Orange County residents who have died to 376.
Of the 376 deaths, 194 were listed as people in skilled nursing facilities, 14 were in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.
According to the California Department of Health, there have been 94 COVID-19 deaths in Orange County in the last 14 days.
The state agency also reports 814 hospitalized patients in the last 14 days (suspected and positive) in 33 hospitals across the county as of Wednesday.
The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orange County has at least 40% of its ICU beds still available.
The county estimates the number of recoveries from the virus is 9,174 as of Wednesday. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.
Countywide, 285,482 tests have been reported since testing began, with data through July 6. The state’s coronavirus dashboard gave a 12.4% test positivity rate for the county with 86,025 tests over the last 14 days.
The county’s breakdown of deaths by age is as follows:
- 85 and older: 32% (122)
- 75-84: 27% (101)
- 65-74: 17% (63)
- 55-64: 12% (45)
- 45-54: 9% (33)
- 35-44: 2% (8)
- 25-34: 1% (4)
- 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).
Map for Monday July 6:
Cases from June 6-July 6:
Hospitalizations as of July 6:
Orange County total cases by ZIP code:
Click on the map below to see the county case counts by city:
Source: Orange County Register