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Coronavirus: Orange County reported 255 new cases and 7 new deaths on Oct. 27

The Orange County Health Care Agency reported 255 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Oct. 27, increasing the cumulative total to 58,980 cases.

The county has had an estimated 2,697 cases in the last 14 days.

The county also reported seven new deaths from the coronavirus as of Tuesday.

Of the cumulative 1,454 deaths reported from the virus, 542 were skilled nursing facility residents, 115 were in assisted living facilities and five were listed as homeless.

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

  • 85 and older: 31% (470)
  • 75-84: 22% (314)
  • 65-74: 20% (286)
  • 55-64: 13% (203)
  • 45-54: 9% (114)
  • 35-44: 3% (37)
  • 25-34: 1.3% (20)
  • 18-24: <1% (5)
  • 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.

It is estimated about 89% of the cumulative reported cases, or 52,643 people as of Tuesday, have recovered. The count of people who have recovered is based on the prior 28-day cumulative case count.

Orange County remains in the red tier (for substantial risk) of the state’s four-tier virus tracking system, according to the state’s updated released Tuesday. The tiers dictate the extent of reopening of businesses and the public sector a county can allow.

The state’s website reports that Orange County is seeing 5.1 new COVID-19 cases per day per 100,000, which is up from 4.6 per 100,000 per day reported the previous week. The positivity rate remained the same at 3.2%

The county update reported 1,075,250 tests have been given for the coronavirus since testing began locally, with at least 8,402 tests reported in the last 24 hours.

The county also reported 157 patients in hospitals with the coronavirus on Tuesday. The peak for hospitalizations in Orange County was 722 on July 14. There were 56 patients listed in ICUs in Tuesday’s report.

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.



Source: Orange County Register

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