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Coronavirus: Orange County reported 186 new cases and 24 new deaths as of Oct. 10

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 186 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, Oct. 10, increasing the cumulative total to 55,531 cases.

The county has had an estimated 4,918 cases in the last 30 days.

The county also reported 24 new deaths from the coronavirus as of Saturday, increasing the cumulative total to 1,340 deaths.

Of the 1,340 deaths in Orange County, 486 were skilled nursing facility residents, 103 were in assisted living facilities and four was listed as homeless.

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

  • 85 and older: 31% (423)
  • 75-84: 22% (286)
  • 65-74: 20% (267)
  • 55-64: 13% (192)
  • 45-54: 9% (111)
  • 35-44: 3% (37)
  • 25-34: 1.3% (19)
  • 18-24: <1% (4)
  • 17 and younger: 0% (1)

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, officials say. The most recent deaths were on Oct. 4.

It is estimated about 90% of the cumulative reported cases, or 49,698 people as of Saturday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

The county also reported 169 patients in hospitals with the coronavirus on Saturday. That’s seven fewer than the previous report. The peak for hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 on July 14. There were 61 patients listed in ICUs in Saturday’s report.

The county update also reported 937,718 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, and at least 8,477 tests were reported in the last 24 hours.

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:

This map shows the county’s breakdown of the deaths by ZIP code as of Oct. 5.

Orange County total cases by ZIP code for Oct. 9:

Case demographics as of Oct. 7:

Source: Orange County Register

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